#CHQ2019 announcements: Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux on Opening Night, Dawes on Aug. 16, plus free Sunday entertainment
We're thrilled to confirm our Opening Night acts, as the iconic Judy Collins and acclaimed jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux share a double-billing — a stirring start for our 2019 season — while popular folk band Dawes is confirmed to join us on Aug. 16. Read on for more information on these and other exciting additions to our concert lineup.
Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux
Saturday, June 22 8:15 p.m. · Amphitheater
Tickets available March 18 $55–125 Preferred seating available
Come for Opening Night, stay for Week One … Program details below
Opening Night 2019 will feature a double bill evening of singer-songwriters who will delight and inspire.
Born in Athens, Georgia, and often found in her adopted home of Paris, singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux has become one of the most acclaimed jazz singers of her generation. Eight albums and 22 years since her debut with Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity. She has remained one of the most respected jazz artists of the modern age, as celebrated for her diverse set of covers as for her own songwriting skills, as exemplified in her new album, Anthem.
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals and boldly vulnerable songwriting for over five decades, and her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work. Having garnered several Top 10 hits and gold- and platinum-selling albums, Collins’ stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album Wildflowers has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Prolific as ever, Collins released a collaborative and Grammy-nominated album in June 2016, Silver Skies Blue. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.
An Evening with Dawes
Friday, August 16 8:15 p.m. · Amphitheater
Tickets available March 18 $40–60 Preferred seating available
Under The Streetlamp, previously announced for this date, will now perform on July 12.
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Dawes is a four-piece folk-rock band that creates a sound reminiscent of 1960s “Laurel Canyon” stalwarts such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills & Nash through their dynamic vocal harmonies and well-crafted acoustic songs. Featuring brothers Taylor Goldsmith (lead vocals/guitar) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), Tay Strathairn (guitar) and Wylie Gelber (bass), the band has been featured on shows such as the “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Dawes’ sixth album, Passwords, quickly became a No. 1-ranked independent album on Billboard.
Monday, August 19 8:15 p.m. · Amphitheater
Tickets available March 18 $25–35 Preferred seating available
Latin pop songstress Gina Chavez is a 10-time Austin Music Award winner. Her bilingual record, Up.Rooted, topped both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR's “All Things Considered.” Chavez’s bilingual, pan-Latin sound embodies the multi-ethnicity of America. Her high-energy concerts take audiences on a melodic journey from Austin to Argentina, El Salvador to Venezuela and beyond, blending the sounds and rhythms of each region. Backed by a talented four-piece band, Chavez performs a passionate collection of songs traversing genres such as cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk. In addition, Chavez tours internationally as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department’s American Music Abroad program, and runs Niñas Arriba, a college scholarship fund for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador.
Twisted Pine Sunday, July 21 2:30 p.m. · Amphitheater Free
Come for Opening Night, stay for Week One: Help us explore “Moments That Changed the World”
How did we get to now? What wars did we have to fight, what sacrifices did we need to make? What innovation, invention, breakthrough paved the way for our life today? Whose words have inspired us? From revolutions to revelations, we look at moments when the ground shifted beneath humanity’s feet, and the moments when a new course of history was charted.
What moment do you think changed the world? What moment changed yours?
Our guides for the week include journalist Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, and Hugh Hewitt, the prominent political commentator and host of "The Hugh Hewitt Show" on the Salem Radio Network. We're also pleased to welcome back Laurie Patton, president of Middlebury College, and Ori Soltes, professor of theology and fine arts at Georgetown, along with Ali S. Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard.
Elsewhere in Week One, we're pleased to host Rabbi Sharon Brous, senior and founding rabbi of IKAR, as Chautauqua's first-ever rabbi chaplain of the week, and scholar and writer John Keene will present Octavia E. Butler's best-selling novel Kindred for the CLSC.
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Two people were arrested on drug charges after state police got a report about unauthorized use of a vehicle. Troopers found the vehicle in Randolph on Wednesday and arrested the driver, 31-year-old Bridget Bardo of Conewango, for aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was released on her own recognizance and scheduled to appear in Town of Randolph Court. Her passenger, 28-year-old Andrew Jaquish of Salamanca, was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police also learned there was an active warrant against him from City of Jamestown Court. He was sent to Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947
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