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Professional Touring Artist Series

RCC brings national and local authors, artists, dancers, singers, thought leaders and more to its 260-seat CenterStage. Join us for an intimate performing arts experience with old favorites or new discoveries. 

Come and immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of creativity; you’ll be inspired by these artists’ powerful ideas and performances.  

Upcoming Events

for the Professional Touring Artist Series

Suzanne Simard, Author of Finding the Mother Tree

the CenterStage 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, VA

Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence, and has been hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is […]

$15 – $20

The Lost Art of Dreaming Choreographed by Sean Dorsey

the CenterStage 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, VA

San Francisco’s Sean Dorsey Dance returns to Reston with The Lost Art of Dreaming, which invites audiences into expansive thinking and dreaming about our futures ... at a time when we […]

$15 – $20

the CenterStage at Reston Community Center

Partial list of artists who have appeared at the CenterStage

The Ahn Trio
contemporary chamber music

Alan Ball
director, producer, screenwriter

Alexander McCall Smith

Alison Krauss
contemporary country singer

Amy Tan

Anchee Min

Andrea Marcovicci
cabaret singer

Anna Deavere Smith
actress, author and MacArthur Genius Award-winner

Art Spiegelman
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist

Axis Dance Company
contemporary dancers of all abilities

The Bad Plus
contemporary jazz

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Grammy Award-winning Cajun band

Beverly A. Cosham
cabaret singer

Billy Collins
former United States Poet Laureate

Cyrus Chestnut
jazz pianist

Ukrainian fusion

David Henry Hwang

David Sedaris
author and raconteur

Della Reese
singer and actress

Fred Hersch
jazz pianist

Gerald Clayton Trio

Grace Kelly
jazz saxophonist and singer

James Carville

Joffrey 2 Dance Company

Judith Ivey

Julian Sands

Kate Clinton

Kathryn Stockett

Kathy Mattea
Grammy Award-winning country singer/songwriter

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
Grammy Award-winning Bulgarian Choir


Leon Bates

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

Lucie Arnaz

new Irish music

Mandy Patinkin
actor and singer

Mark Brutsché
playwright and actor

Melba Moore
singer and actress

National Theatre of the Deaf

The New York Festival of Song

Ossie Davis
actor, author, activist

The Paris Combo
French jazz

P.D.Q. Bach (aka Peter Schickele)

Peter Sagal
host of NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me

Reduced Shakespeare Company
the bad boys of abridgement

Rennie Harris’ RHAW
hip-hop dance

Richard Blanco

Roz Chast

Ruby Dee
actress, author, poet, activist

Sarah Vowell
NPR contributor and author

Scott Simon
host of NPR’s Weekend Edition

Steep Canyon Rangers
contemporary bluegrass and roots music

Stephen Lang

Suzan-Lori Parks
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Sweet Honey in the Rock®
Grammy Award-winning choir

Taylor 2 Dance Company

Terry Gross
host of NPR’s Fresh Air

Tierney Sutton
jazz songstress

Tig Notaro

Tim Russert
former moderator of Meet The Press

Tony Kushner
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Trout Fishing in America
seriously fun music for families

Vienna Boys Choir