Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center, MSG Entertainment and Great Northeast Productions announced today that the iconic American folk singer, songwriter, musician and activist, Joan Baez, will take the Wang Theatre stage on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00PM for one show only. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:00AM.
Baez’s career has its roots in her now legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, following which she was introduced onstage by Bob Gibson at the first Newport Folk Festival in 1959. She released her first LP, Joan Baez, for Vanguard Records in 1960. With a mix of traditional ballads and blues, gospel, lullabies, Carter Family songs, Weavers and Woody Guthrie songs, cowboy tunes, ethnic folk staples of American and non-American vintage, and much more – her early Vanguard LPs won strong followings for Baez here and abroad. A musical force of nature, she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and participated in two of the early Amnesty International tours - the Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986 and the Human Rights Now! tour in 1988. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight at Berkeley, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest war.
Joan’s earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into 1960’s rock and she quickly began to focus awareness on songwriters ranging from Woody Guthrie, Dylan, Phil Ochs, Richard Farina to Tim Hardin. Her most recent album, Day After Tomorrow, carries on Joan’s tradition of serving as a lightning rod for a wide array of songwriters, with material by Steve Earle, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and others, and was nominated for a Grammy.
Joan Baez is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and recipient of Amnesty International’s prestigious Ambassador of Conscience award.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 22 at 10:00AM and are available at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, citicenter.org, or by calling (800) 982 – ARTS (2787).
WHAT: Joan Baez
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016 @ 8:00PM
WHERE: Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 10:00AM
TICKETS: $43.75 - $98.75 (Ticket prices inclusive of $3.75 facility fee)
Tickets are available at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, Citicenter.org, by phone at 800.982.ARTS and via Ticketmaster.
About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit citicenter.org.
PRESS RELEASE Release Date: April 19, 2016
Contacts: Michelle Chapman | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532.1210 | Mchapman@citicenter.org