Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5: circlesongs

February 9, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Past Event

Bobby McFerrin's calling has always been to connect people through the unlimited possibilities of music.

WARNINGListening to Bobby McFerrin sing may be hazardous to your preconceptions. Side effects may include unparalleled joy, a new perspective on creativity, rejection of the predictable, and a sudden, irreversible urge to lead a more spontaneous existence.

The 10-time Grammy®-winner’s vocal ensemble Gimme5 is his latest vehicle for channeling the spontaneous adventure and laughter that occurs when folks join together in song—on and off the stage. Gimme5 features Joey Blake, Dave Worm, Rhiannon and Judi Vinar, all trusted veterans of Voicestra, the panoramically gifted 12-member choir that McFerrin founded in the 1980s. With a telepathic rapport and a love for the unknown, they’ll unite in an improvised program based on McFerrin’s sweeping, soulful vocal language: a wide-open, all-embracing space where art music meets pop, jazz meets classical, lyrics meet pure sound, the avant-garde meets the traditional and all the cultures of the world become one.

Gimme5 is based on Circlesinging, a musical practice and philosophy that McFerrin has been honing since he began as a solo a cappella performer, assigning vocal parts to his fans and transforming sold-out houses into impromptu choirs. They will invite you to sing along and join in on a spontaneous adventure fueled by jazz, pop, R&B, classical and world music—or, more accurately, out-of-this-world music—all rolled into one.

Pre-show Dinner Available

5:30 p.m., February 9, 2020

Capitol Federal Conference Center

We’re looking forward to seeing you for the Sunday, Feb. 9 performance of Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5: circlesongs. To make the evening really special, come and enjoy dinner with us before the show! Reservations must be received by 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.

First Course

Caesar Salad

$34 Entrée

Grilled Filet of Beef Tenderloin (6 oz) with Red Wine Reduction, Loaded Mashed Red Potatoes and Baby Fresh Green Beans                                                               

$28 Vegetarian Entrée

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Herb, Garlic and Fennel Seed Flavored Quinoa Stuffing, and Baked Mostaccioli with Alfredo Sauce


Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls with Butter Blossoms


French Silk Pie


Water and coffee are complimentary. Iced tea is available upon request.

Wine $7, Beer $3.75 or $4.75, and Soda $1.75/glass
(may be purchased separately on site)

For reservations: 913-469-4445, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Space is limited. Dining with friends? Ask the Box Office to notate the names in your order or make one reservation and you may split the payment (let the agent know before completing the transaction).

Please arrive by 5:15. The first course will be served at 5:30 sharp. You may park at the Carlsen Center and take the short walk across the courtyard to the Regnier Center. Or use the parking garage in the Regnier Center and take the elevator up to the first floor.