A band bringing a legacy of rock — with horns — will be taking the UT Tyler Cowan Center stage in October as part of its upcoming season.

Officials on Tuesday announced Chicago will be part of the center’s 26th year, which carries the theme “Unstoppable: Let the celebration continue.”

“The Cowan Center aims to surprise you with things unexpected,” Executive Director Susan Thomae-Morphew, said during a luncheon for the announcement. “We provide a high level of artistic talent that elevates the arts … in Tyler and beyond.”

Chicago, dubbed one of America’s “most successful rock bands” having sold more than 100 million records with numerous top singles and albums, will play Oct. 29.

Included in the distinguished lecturers coming to Tyler is entrepreneur Daymond John, founder of FUBU and investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

The Broadway series events include “Tootsie,” “Annie,” and “Chicago the Musical.”

The season’s theme has the title of song “Unstoppable” from the musical “Tootsie” in it. The “let the celebration continue” portion of the theme is in reference to having just celebrated the center’s 25th anniversary and continuing to celebrate through the 26th year, Thomae-Morphew said.

Thomae-Morphew said after a great 25th year for the center, she is looking forward to a “super” 26th season.

“The arts are powerful,” she said. “They spark our creativity. They heal us through laughter and a spectrum of emotions, bring the community together, add some glue to our gaps and fill our souls. Humanity gravitates to the arts to escape and to grow.”

For details about each event and when tickets for each will go on sale, visit cowancenter.org/full-schedule/ .

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