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Braden Auditorium

Location:
Braden Auditorium 200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-2222
Website:
http://bonestudentcenter.illinoisstate.edu/braden/

Braden Auditorium is well-known across central Illinois for its large 3,483 seating space with outstanding views and innovative stage design. Braden hosts Broadway shows, touring companies, concerts, ballets, conferences, and much more!

Past Events

May 2016

MCN Commencement Ceremony

Date:
Friday, May 6th 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DATE: Friday, May 6, 2015 TIME: 4:00-6:00PM LOCATION: Braden Auditorium-Bone Student Center WEBSITE: http://www.commencement.ilstu.edu SPONSOR: Dean of Students Office (309) 438-2836 deanofstudents@ilstu.edu Additional Information If you will need special accommodation, please contact the event sponsor.

September 2016

October 2016

Major Concert

Date:
Sunday, October 23rd 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for our Major Concert of the year with Jeremih with Tory Lanez and special guest Kranium. Be sure to keep up to date with the University Program Board (UPB)! Website: http://upb.illinoisstate.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UPB.IllinoisState Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISU_UPB Instagram: http://instagram.com/isuupb If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the University Program Board at (309) 438-8814 with sufficient time for arrangement.

Spoken Word Artist Elizabeth Acevedo

Date:
Friday, October 28th 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on October 28th at 7PM in the Prairie Room as spoken word artist Elizabeth Acevedo shares her powerful poetry with the student body.http://www.acevedopoetry.com/ Be sure to keep up to date with the University Program Board (UPB)! Website: http://upb.illinoisstate.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UPB.IllinoisState Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISU_UPB Instagram: http://instagram.com/isuupb If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the University Program Board at (309) 438-8814 with sufficient time for arrangement.

Band-O-Rama

Date:
Saturday, October 29th 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Marching Band concert For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

November 2016

Double Feature Friday

Start:
Friday, November 4th 2016
8:00 pm
End:
Saturday, November 5th 2016
12:00 am

Come join UPB and your fellow students for a relaxed movie night in Capen Auditorium. We will be showing two amazing movies. You can stay for both, or just come for one! Movies will be announced at a later date. Be sure to keep up to date with the University Program Board (UPB)! Website: http://upb.illinoisstate.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UPB.IllinoisState Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISU_UPB Instagram: http://instagram.com/isuupb If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the University Program Board at (309) 438-8814 with…

December 2016

Straight No Chaser Concert

Date:
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The acclaimed a cappella group Straight No Chaser will bring its “I’ll Have Another … 20th Anniversary World Tour” to Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster or at the Braden Box Office.

February 2017

Price is Right Live at Braden Auditorium

Date:
Wednesday, February 8th 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Price is Right Live stage show, hosted by Jerry Springer, will come to Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster or at the Braden Box Office. The Price Is Right Live is the hit, interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “come on down” and play classic games from television’s longest-running and most popular game show. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko,…

April 2017

LOCATION CHANGE: Illinois State University Speaker Series – Patricia Arquette

Date:
Thursday, April 20th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As the keynote speaker for the 2017 Science and Technology Week, actress, writer, and activist Patricia Arquette will present "Going Global with Community Sanitation: The Story of Give Love" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Braden Auditorium in the Bone Student Center.

May 2017

Commencement – Mennonite College of Nursing

Date:
Friday, May 12th 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mennonite College of Nursing Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement – College of Fine Arts

Date:
Saturday, May 13th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

College of Fine Arts Spring Commencement Ceremony.

August 2017

What it Means to be a Redbird

Date:
Friday, August 18th 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how your life as a Redbird will be defined by the choices you make and actions you take through this theatrical performance by ISU students.  ISU administrators will share ISU values and expectations of the Redbird community.  Please bring your Redbird ID.   This meeting is MANDATORY. Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center

Beach Boys

Start:
Friday, August 25th 2017
7:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, October 24th 2017
10:30 pm

The Beach Boys will come to Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 24.

September 2017

Miss Illinois Teen USA Preliminary Show

Date:
Friday, September 1st 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Miss Teen Illinois Preliminary Show is coming to Braden Auditorium.

Miss Illinois USA Preliminary Show

Date:
Saturday, September 2nd 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Miss Illinois Pageant is coming to Normal.

Miss Illinois Teen USA Coronation Show

Date:
Monday, September 4th 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Miss Illinois Teen USA Coronation Show will be at Braden.

Miss Illinois USA Coronation Show

Date:
Monday, September 4th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Miss Illinois USA Coronation Show will be at Braden Auditorium.

Michael W. Smith Concert

Date:
Saturday, September 23rd 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Michael W. Smith with special guest Grayson Reed will perform at Braden Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 23.

October 2017

Fall Major Concert: T-Pain, Jesse McCartney, and LoLo

Date:
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Braden auditorium will play host to UPB's #FallThrowbackConcert on October 12.

November 2017

Whose Live Anyway?

Date:
Saturday, November 4th 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The cast from the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? is headed for the Braden Auditorium stage at Illinois State University for a live performance of their touring production Whose Live Anyway? on November 4.

Band-A-Rama featuring the Big Red Marching Machine and ISU Wind Symphony

Date:
Friday, November 17th 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Illinois State University Bands for an evening of music presented by the Wind Symphony and the Big Red Marching Machine. Under the guidance of emcee Dave Colee, audience members will be treated to a sampling of some of the finest offerings from the ISU Bands. The Big Red Marching Machine and Redline Express continue to entertain Redbird fans at ISU Home Football games in Hancock Stadium. Additionally, the Wind Symphony is the university’s premiere wind band featuring the…

February 2018

Food Evolution Screening

Date:
Thursday, February 22nd 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In the GMO debate, both pro and anti camps claim science is on their side. Sort the reality from the fake news. Join us for a screening of the documentary FOOD EVOLUTION with a panel discussion to follow Thursday, February 22 at 6:3o p.m. at Braden Auditorium in the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University.

May 2018

Commencement – Mennonite College of Nursing

Date:
Friday, May 11th 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Spring Commencement for Mennonite College of Nursing will begin at 4 p.m. in Braden Auditorium.

Commencement – College of Fine Arts

Date:
Saturday, May 12th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring Commencement for the College of Fine Arts will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Braden Auditorium.

August 2018

What It Means To Be a Redbird

Date:
Friday, August 17th 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mandatory for all students. Learn how your life as a Redbird will be defined by the choices you make and the actions you take through this theatrical performance by Illinois State students. Please bring your Redbird I.D. For more information about Welcome Week activities, check out WelcomeWeek.IllinoisState.edu or follow Student Activities and Involvement on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

September 2018

Miss Illinois USA Preliminary Show

Date:
Saturday, September 1st 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Miss Teen Illinois USA Coronation Show

Date:
Monday, September 3rd 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Miss Illinois USA Coronation Show

Date:
Monday, September 3rd 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Race (Still) Matters…and so do you!

Date:
Thursday, September 13th 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for this guest lecture, followed by a book signing from Dr. Terrell Strayhorn. Dr. Strayhorn serves as the interim vice president for academic and student affairs at LeMoyne-Owen College, a private historically black college in Memphis. He is also the Founding CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC, a research consulting firm dedicated to conducting high-quality, rigorous research that can be effectively translated into improving practices, informing decisions, strengthening communities, and ensuring success. An internationally-recognized student success…

October 2018

Newsboys United Tour

Date:
Thursday, October 4th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

One of the most influential bands in Christian music history, the band will bring the “Newsboys United Tour” to Braden Auditorium on October 4. Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units and amassed eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Showcasing “all the hits… under one roof… for one tour,” the “Newsboys United Tour” is set to play a total of 100 shows in 2018. Comprised of…

Band-A-Rama

Date:
Friday, October 12th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday evening in Braden Auditorium for what we hope will be a new tradition! We will showcase the current students of the Wind Symphony and Big Red Marching Machine in a concert spectacular! The concert will open with our very own Andy Rummel (Professor of Tuba and BRMM alumnus) accompanied by the Wind Symphony on an exciting tuba concerto. After a short program from the Wind Symphony, the Big Red Marching Machine will take the stage in…

University Program Board’s Fall Concert

Date:
Sunday, October 21st 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every year UPB brings a artist to campus for the students to enjoy, in the past their artist have included Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, and T-Pain! The artist will be announced September 1 and the tickets will go on sale for students September 6th at $20 (plus facility fees) and open to the public September 7th at $27 (plus facility fees). Check UPB's social media for updates on the fall concert! Facebook: UPB.IllinoisState Instagram & Snapchat: ISUUPB  

United States Marine Band

Date:
Friday, October 26th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually. Tickets will be available on September 24. Tickets and information available through…

The Magic of Adam Trent

Date:
Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Broadway and TV star Adam Trent is bringing his signature brand of magic and illusion to Illinois State University in a high-tech stage spectacle to help celebrate Family Weekend. THE MAGIC OF ADAM TRENT (AdamTrent.com) is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music designed to entertain the entire family. Showcasing his “futuristic” brand of magic, Trent has mesmerized live audiences around the globe, in person and as a featured guest on America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, Ellen, Rachael Ray Show, and Disney…

February 2019

Chicago The Musical

Date:
Wednesday, February 13th 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

CHICAGO, the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, is coming to Illinois State University! Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of…

March 2019

Evita – The Musical

Date:
Sunday, March 24th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EVITA, the Tony®-winning Broadway musical is coming to Illinois State University! Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to an ambitious actress, to the wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by…

April 2019

Patch Adams, MD Speaks on Humor and Health: LOCATION CHANGE TO BRADEN AUDITORIUM

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th 2019
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a presentation by Patch Adams, medical doctor, clown, performer, social activist, is a nationally known speaker on wellness, laughter, and humor as well as on health care.

May 2019

Commencement – Mennonite College of Nursing

Date:
Friday, May 10th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Spring Commencement 2019 Dates and times are tentative.  Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – College of Fine Arts

Date:
Saturday, May 11th 2019
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spring Commencement 2019 Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

August 2019

Welcome Week: What it Means to be a Redbird

Date:
Friday, August 16th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mandatory for all new incoming students Learn how your life as a Redbird will be defined by the choices you make and the actions you take through this theatrical performance by Illinois State students.

Welcome Week: The Second City Improv Show

Date:
Saturday, August 17th 2019
Time:
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of nonstop laughter with the improv troupe from Chicago that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and more!

October 2019

Whose Live Anyway? Family Weekend Show

Date:
Saturday, October 5th 2019
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The cast from the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? is headed for the Braden Auditorium stage at Illinois State University for a live performance of their touring production Whose Live Anyway? at 8 p.m. on October 5. Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. The performance showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones. Cast…