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  The Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center, Summer of 2018


Our 2018 Troubadour Series Schedule

No online ticket sales.
To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955

(Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Beer, wine, and a full dinner menu available
between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Please bookmark this page and come back
for schedule updates as they become available.

Friday, June 1
TBA

Saturday, June 2

TBA

Friday, June 8
TBA

Saturday, June 9

TBA

Friday, June 15
TBA

Saturday, June 16
Bill Staines: “A craftsman who has cobbled together evocative details, pithy aphorisms and singalong melodies into a trunkful of unassuming, marvelous songs.” The Washington Post
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 22
TBA

Saturday, June 23

TBA

Friday, June 29
Brooks Williams: “He really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves.” fRoots
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 30

Christine Lavin: “Lavin is a folkie’s folkie. Fellow singer Janis Ian has referred to her as ‘the unsung heroine of the latter-day folk movement’.” Boston.com
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 6
Tom Chapin: Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs … one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music. New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 7
Vance Gilbert: “It is impossible to sum up Vance Gilbert in a sentence. But a word that does resonate is ‘generosity’. Vance is extrordinarily generous with his thoughts, his prodigious talent, his recognition and appreciation of others, and time invested in what matters to him. It shows - on stage and in his music. Which is an enormous gift to the rest of us.”
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 13
Don White: “No artist on the coffeehouse circuit today is better than Don White at combining the heartfelt aesthetics of the singer-songwriter with side-splitting laughs.” Scott Alarik in The Boston Globe
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 14
John Flynn: “John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.” Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 20
An Evening with Tom Rush, Accompanied by Matt Nakoa: The Guthrie Center is always excited when Tom Rush takes our stage! He is a legend in the folk world and a blessing to his audiences.
“Crowd pleasing … an outstanding performance.” New York Times
“Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” James Taylor
“Nakoa does not disappoint. In fact, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” The Boston Globe
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 21
An Evening with Tom Rush, Accompanied by Matt Nakoa: The Guthrie Center is always excited when Tom Rush takes our stage! He is a legend in the folk world and a blessing to his audiences.
“Crowd pleasing … an outstanding performance.”
New York Times
“Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” James Taylor
“Nakoa does not disappoint. In fact, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” The Boston Globe
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 27
TBA

Saturday, July 28
TBA

Friday, August 3
Tom Paxton & The Don Juans: Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community.
“Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and the conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being. He writes stirring songs of social protest and gentle songs of love, each woven together with his personal gift for language. His melodies haunt, his lyrics reverberate. I have sung Tom’s songs for three decades and will go on doing so in the new century, for they are beautiful and timeless, and meant for every age.” Judy Collins
Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 4
Tom Paxton & The Don Juans: Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community.
“Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and the conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being. He writes stirring songs of social protest and gentle songs of love, each woven together with his personal gift for language. His melodies haunt, his lyrics reverberate. I have sung Tom’s songs for three decades and will go on doing so in the new century, for they are beautiful and timeless, and meant for every age.” Judy Collins
Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 10
Seth Glier: Don’t miss this performance! It will not only make your night, but your summer. Ask anyone who has heard Seth Glier in concert, and you’ll know precisely why we at the Guthrie Center will always, always, always want him back.
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 11
Seth Glier: Don’t miss this performance! It will not only make your night, but your summer. Ask anyone who has heard Seth Glier in concert, and you’ll know precisely why we at the Guthrie Center will always, always, always want him back.
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 17
Harpeth Rising: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe… Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 18
TBA

Wednesday, August 22
Chris Thomas King: The Guthrie Center is proud to present a special performance by Chris Thomas King! His work in ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ gained attention and recognition. His talent cements legacy. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the best Blues performed by a true legend.
Members: $35.00 / Non-members: $40.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 24
Chris Smither: “(Smither) is among the finest acoustic guitarists anywhere in American music (Bonnie Raitt calls him ‘my Eric Clapton’), and his songs, while banked in the blues, are as modern as tomorrow’s newspaper.” Boston Globe
“With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” The New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 25
Chris Smither: “(Smither) is among the finest acoustic guitarists anywhere in American music (Bonnie Raitt calls him ‘my Eric Clapton’), and his songs, while banked in the blues, are as modern as tomorrow’s newspaper.” Boston Globe
“With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” The New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.


Friday, August 31

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: “Songs inbued with mystical stirrings and idealism … they take the stage by storm!” The New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, September 1
TBA

Sunday, September 2
The Berkshire Ramblers: The Guthrie Center is proud and grateful to have the Berkshire Ramblers in concert! They are great friends and perform a very special and fun show! Join us for what is always a totally enjoyable night!
Ticket price: $25.00. All proceeds to benefit The Guthrie Center.
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, September 15
TBA

Saturday, September 22
Joe Crookston: “Joe Crookston is a multi-instrumentalist, and his mastery of guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and accordion fuses both contemporary and traditional elements. You’ll be pulled in by the magic and musical world Crookston creates.” New York Folklore Society
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Please bookmark this page and come back often
for schedule updates as they become available.

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