Jake Shimabukuro— October 6 @ 07:00 pm
“The Jimi Hendrix of the ‘ukulele”, Jake Shimabukuro has taken the ‘ukulele to points previously thought impossible. His incredible journey has taken him from local phenom to YouTube sensation, from playing tiny clubs to headlining the world’s most prestigious concert venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House. He’s performed with iconic artists including Willie Nelson, Bette Midler and Jimmy Buffet, and has released a string of award-winning, chart-topping albums. Jackson Waldhoff joins him on both the “Jake & Friends” project released in 2021, and on tour!
Shemekia Copeland— November 2 @ 07:00 pm
Award-winning blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time. She is beloved worldwide for the fearlessness, honesty and humor of her revelatory music, as well as for delivering each song she performs with unmatched passion. Copeland — winner of the 2021 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year— connects with her audience on an intensely personal level, taking them with her on what The Wall Street Journal calls “a consequential ride” of “bold and timely blues.” NPR Music says Shemekia sings with “punchy defiance and potent conviction.” The Houston Chronicle describes her songs as “resilient pleas for a kinder tomorrow.”
VSO Made In Vermont with Kat Wright— November 4 @ 07:00 pm
Curated and conducted by Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Advisor and Project Conductor Matt LaRocca, the 2023 Made in Vermont series highlights a guest artist from our state’s vibrant indie, folk, and rock scene. The VSO’s chamber orchestra performs musical favorites by Henry Purcell, Manuel de Falla, and Astor Piazzolla and welcomes a special guest to the stage: Vermont’s own sensational soul singer Kat Wright.
Joan Osborne — December 15 @ 07:00 pm
Don’t miss Joan Osborne, this December at Spruce Peak Arts. Osborne is an 8-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling recording artist. Her 1995 album Relish was a critical and commercial success and spawned the international hit single and video “What If God Was One Of Us“. She directed the video for Relish’s second single St. Teresa and created the artwork for the album’s physical package. She has traveled the U.S. and the world for over twenty-five years performing in clubs, theaters, arenas and stadiums, with her own band and as a featured vocalist.
Judy Collins: Holidays and Hits— December 21 @ 07:00 pm
Acclaimed folksinger, songwriter Judy Collins brings her Holidays and Hits to Spruce Peak Arts, December 21. In her 50-plus years in music Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
Rhonda Vincent— January 11 @ 07:00 pm
“New Queen of Bluegrass” (WSJ) Grammy Award Winning Rhonda Vincent transcends the boundaries of bluegrass with her powerful vocal style. With an unprecedented 7 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards (plus an 8th) from the International Bluegrass Music Association, she is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and collaborated with Dolly Parton on the Elton John/Bernie Taupin Tribute Project, “Restoration”. Her music honors traditions of classic bluegrass while finding room for the more contemporary melodic and lyrical outlook of country music.