Whistling Swan Productions

Bringing great music to Alaska since 1994

Over 325 artists, 500 shows and still counting


Winging Our Way Into Our 22nd Season!
Subscriptions now available at Centertix.net or by calling 907-263-Arts
Purchase shows to 3 or More Shows and save money, time, and support Whistling Swan!


Tickets to Whistling Swan shows are available at Centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS, and at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office.



Dom Flemons - Friday December 4- Sydney Laurence Theatre - Anchorage - 7:30 pm
Saturday December 5 - Vagabond Blues

Solo performance from the songster who co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops with Rhiannon Giddens. Dom received rave reviews for his set at the Newport Folk Festival as part of the all-star lineup (Gillian Welch and others) assembled on the 50th anniversary of Dylan's electric appearance in 1965. Blues, traditional songs, and much more. Fun filled entertainment!

Tracy Grammer Friday, December 11, 2015 7:00 PM Side Street Espresso Anchorage

Esteemed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

"Tracy Grammer is a brilliant artist and unique individual. Her voice is distinctive, as is her mastery over the instruments she plays." - Joan Baez

"Her pure voice conveys the simple truths of these songs; her gifts as a musician are like that of a painter who is a master of chiaroscuro, offering light and shadow at every turn." - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"One of the finest interpretive artists on the contemporary folk scene." - Montreal Gazette

"[Grammer] flies solo with a style and grace that must be heard to be believed … she is a voice to be reckoned with."
- Village Records

"Tracy Grammer has that elusive quality of being able to speak directly to another person's heart - instantly bypassing all of the usual infrastructure - the moment she starts singing. She's great." - Richard Shindell


New Show

Mavis Staples Thursday, May 19, 2016 -7:30 pm Williamson Auditorium - UAA - Anchorage

There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America's conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. For six decades, Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter.

From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s ("Uncloudy Day"), to the engaged protest of the civil rights era ("Freedom Highway"), and then, amazingly, on pop radio in the 1970s with a series of chart hits ("I'll Take You There," "Respect Yourself," "Let's Do It Again")--through all these, Mavis carried on, her warm embrace of a voice the only constant.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas January 9 - Sydney Laurence Theatre - 7:30 pm January 10 - Vagabond Blues - 6 pm

".. you would think they'd been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then she opens her cello's throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter." Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

"The musical chemistry between Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser and young cello ace Natalie Haas is a rare, felicitous thing". Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald

"He's what the music is all about -- traditional music as an avenue to your soul, it wakes you up from the inside and gets you in touch with ethnic roots and deeper cultural images." - Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Exquisite cello and violin duo rooted in Scottish and other Celtic traditions.


Livingston Taylor May 13 - Massay Theatre - 7:30 pm May 14 - Sydney Laurence Theatre - 7:30 pm

Livingston Taylor - Cancelled

Livingston Taylor, who is a long time esteemed full time faculty member at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, has been tapped by the School's president to accompany him to India as a faculty representative in May.

The trip is at the exact time that Livingston was scheduled to perform in Anchorage and Palmer.

Livingston will not appear on May 13 and 14 in Southcentral Alaska as originally planned. Sales for those shows are now suspended.
Whistling Swan is now exploring alternatives to fill that date.
We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.
We will let you know our plans to fill the dates in the next 2-3 weeks.
Patrons will of course have the chance to receive a full refund or to exchange tickets for another Whistling Swan show.

Mike McCormick



Tickets Available


Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
or by calling 907-263-ARTS



Tickets for all whistling Swan shows are available at Centertix.net, or call CenterTix at 263-ARTS (1-877-ARTS TIX outside Anchorage), or at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office.





Visit our Past Artists Page to see just some
of the great performers that Whistling Swan Productions
has been proud to bring to Alaska over the years!
We thank you for your patronage.

Contact Mike@whistlingswan.net with questions/comments/concerns.

Venue Information

Wilda Marston Theatre ~ Anchorage
Vagabond Blues ~ Palmer
The Glenn Massay Theater
~ Palmer

Tap Root Public House ~ Anchorage
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts ~ Anchorage
Snow Goose Theatre ~ Anchorage

Ticket Information
Tickets for performances at the
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

are available at CenterTix.


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Listen to KNBA online!!

Tune into E-Town on KNBA Saturdays at 11am and 10pm, and The World Cafe Mon-Fri. at 6 pm. Hear live and recorded performances from many of the same great artists Whistling Swan brings to Alaska!

MIKE SEZ: Check this out!!
"Radio From The Last Frontier"

ACOUSTIC ACCENTS is a syndicated program taped at Spin Monkey Productions in Tok, Alaska and broadcast weekly in Alaska on KNBA-FM Anchorage, KBRW FM Barrow, KYUK Bethel, KUAC-FM Fairbanks, KIYU Galena, Nome Public Radio, and KCHU Valdez. The show is also transmitted via translators and repeater stations across Interior Alaska. Available live on the web at www.kuac.org and www.knba.org

The nice folks at Whistling Swan Productions, headquartered in scenic Eagle River, Alaska, would love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite artist you would like to see come up? Comments or suggestions?

Whistling Swan Productions
P.O. Box 773354
Eagle River, Alaska 99577

Email Mike (that guy with the great east coast accent...)



This page maintained on a volunteer basis... which means as time allows, so please be patient with updates! Thanx!

Very Cool Links:

- WSP Past Artists Page!
- KNBA - 90.3 FM
- E-Town
- World Cafe
- Rick Miller Sound
- AK Midnight Sun Songwriters Camp
- Anchorage Folk Festival
- www.AlaskaFolkMusic.org
- Arctic Wild
- Alaska Folk Festival

last updated 08.18.15