It might sound like another urban legend, but “Groundhog Day” star Bill Murray is coming to the Central Coast this fall.
The Golden Globe Award-winning actor is teaming up with cellist Jan Vogler for a concert Oct. 8 at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo.
The show, advertised as “a program showcasing the core of American values in literature and music,” represents a surprisingly new direction for Murray, a beloved Hollywood icon and living Internet meme whose movies include “Ghostbusters,” “Caddyshack” and “Lost in Translation.”
Joined by violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, Murray and Vogler will perform a blend of classical music, American standards and literary readings. The set list includes selections from Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Johan Sebastian Bach and “West Side Story.”
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The ensemble’s upcoming album, “New Worlds,” is due out in September via Decca Records.
Tickets for “Bill Murray with Jan Vogler & Friends” cost $60 to $95, or $175 for premium orchestra seats plus a meet-and-greet with Murray and the musicians. They go on sale July 31.