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Join Us for Five Great Events at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

Season Schedule

Yusef Salaam, prison-reform activist — Tuesday, Feb. 15
Anne Lamott, bestselling author — Tuesday, March 15
José Andrés, celebrated chef and global humanitarian — Tuesday, April 26
Steve Martin, actor, writer, and musician — Tuesday, May 10
Rita Moreno, star of stage and screen — Tuesday, May 17

All events are at the Tanger Center at 7:30 pm.

Purchasing Tickets

Single-event tickets are on sale beginning Dec. 15, 2021, for all five events this season.

Season subscriptions for all five events are still available. 

Purchase Legacy Society memberships with premium benefits by contacting the Tanger Center Box Office at 336.373.7575 or

Guilford Faculty, Staff, Students and Retirees Tickets

Current faculty, staff and students and retired faculty and staff may find details about access to Bryan Series events here.

Proof of Vaccination

At the venue all Bryan Series event attendees must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours before each event. Wearing of masks in the Tanger Center is mandated by Guilford County.

The Tanger Center has implemented many safety features in its Patron Health Initiative.

Announcing the Bryan Series Speakers

2022 Season

Hear our exciting speaker lineup for the upcoming Bryan Series season.

Photo of the inside of the new Tanger Center, including a red stage and seating.


A subscription is a reserved seat for all five events and is available in the Orchestra ($350), Grand Tier ($295), or Loge ($250) sections. For the 2022 season, subscribers will have access to a video feed of programs from Tanger Center if unable to attend in person. Subscribers have seating priority with the opportunity in future seasons to renew and upgrade their seats before new subscription sales.

Legacy Society members take a photo with Leslie Odom Jr.

Legacy Society Members

A Legacy Society membership costs $900 per person and includes premium seating and parking and access to pre-event receptions and photo lines (if offered) with speakers. A portion of the membership payment is a tax-deductible gift to Guilford College. For the 2022 season, members will have access to a video feed of programs from Tanger Center if unable to attend in person.

Remarkable life stories. Life-changing talks.

Yusef Salaam

Feb. 15, 2022

Yusef Salaam spent a decade in prison, wrongfully convicted for a brutal attack on a New York woman. Since he and others known as the “Central Park Five” were exonerated, he has educated people about failures and racial disparities in our criminal justice system. His memoir, Better, Not Bitter, is an inspirational call to right injustices.

Image of Yusef Salaam wearing a white dress shirt and blue tie over an image of the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Anne Lamott

March 15, 2022

With humor and honesty, Anne Lamott uses her own experiences to tackle tough subjects — loss, disappointment, and fear — but also the compassion, connections, and faith that can lead us through dark places and into the light of hope. The author of several novels and essay collections, her latest book is Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage.

An image of Anne Lamott wearing glasses, hoop earrings, and a black top sits on top of a photo of the new Tanger Center auditorium.

José Andrés

April 26, 2022

Celebrated chef José Andrés believes we can use nourishing meals to empower people and rebuild communities. Tapping the same innovative spirit that earned his restaurants Michelin stars, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen. The nonprofit provides hot, fresh food after natural and humanitarian disasters, whether for laid-off workers during a pandemic or survivors of a building collapse.

An image of Jose Andres wearing a white chef's jacket sits on a background showing the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Steve Martin

May 10, 2022

Once best known for his distinctive comedy and acting roles in popular movies, Steve Martin has earned acclaim as a playwright and author and as a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjoist and composer. 

A photo of Steve Martin wearing glasses, a blue suit, white shirt, and red and blue tie sits on top of a background showing the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Rita Moreno

May 17, 2022

Overcoming an impoverished childhood and racism and sexism in her career, Rita Moreno became a celebrated performer who has helped to break barriers for new generations of artists. One of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) award winners, she is executive producer and plays Valentina in the 2021 West Side Story remake.

A photo of Rita Moreno wearing a white top with thin straps and round yellow drop earrings sits on a background showing the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Thought-Provokers and Bridge-Builders

For more than 20 years, Bryan Series innovators and visionaries have helped us chart new courses for our communities and ourselves. Together, we can create real change.

Guilford College welcomed basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was the second speaker for this season’s Bryan Series on Oct. 23.

Video Archive

Take a look at some of our past speakers, which include Ken Burns, Toni Morrison, Yo-Yo Ma and many more.

105 Speakers Featured in the Last 26 Years

1,530 subscribers and Legacy Society members

5 Nobel Prize Winners

6 Former Heads of State

Contact Us

Ty Buckner

Ty Buckner

Vice President for Communications and Marketing

LaToya Marsh

LaToya Marsh

Bryan Series Associate