Proteus Festival

Music, Theater, and Film!

September 16, 2021 to October 10, 2021

Tickets now on sale!

Main Stage Theater, Virtual

Proteus Festival is The Z’s annual celebration of creativity. In keeping with the festival’s namesake, Proteus, the festival’s form shifts slightly each year.

Jake Hoot


October 22, 2021

Friday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Don’t let his larger-than-life presence fool you. Jake Hoot may stand 6’6”, but the Season 17 Champion of NBC’s The Voice is just as genuine and sweet natured as ever.

A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue

Created by Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman

December 16, 2021 to December 19, 2021

December 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30pm; December 18 & 19 at 3:00pm

Main Stage Theater

A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue is the new, 70's Holiday Musical Show for lovers of Gospel, R&B and Soul. Be transported back to the disco era into of our “GROOVY WONDERLAND” inspired by the hit TV show “SOUL TRAIN”.

Vocal Jazz Summit

Jazz Festival

April 08, 2022 to April 10, 2022

Friday through Sunday

Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater

Leading jazz vocalist Alexis Cole and the team at lead the festival events, with workshops and masterclasses scheduled alongside non-stop performances. Multiple Grammy®-winner Kurt Elling headlines the festival with a special performance on April 8th.

No BS! Brass Band


April 16, 2022

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Based in Richmond, Virginia, No BS! Brass Band has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing.