Press Release – Judy Collins at The Old Whaling Church – June 8, 2017

Spectacle Management Presents

Judy Collins

Thursday, June 8 at 8pm
The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown

Tickets on Sale Friday, March 31 at 10am!


MARCH 27, 2017

JudyEdgartown, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present folk legend Judy Collins at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday, June 8 at 8pm. Judy Collins, now 77, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. Tickets to Judy Collins at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Thursday, June 8 at 8pm are $79 and go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10am at or by calling 617-531-1257.

Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Judy’s love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love with the guitar.

In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow. Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” on her 1967 album, Wildflowers which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Winning “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy’s version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.”

Prolific as ever, Judy recorded a DVD special Judy Collins: A Love Letter To Stephen Sondheim, in her hometown of Denver, CO. Along with the Greely Philharmonic Orchestra, Judy dazzled the audience with Sondheim’s beautiful songs and her lovely, radiant voice. DVD and CD companion will be released in early 2017. Judy also released a collaborative album in June 2016, Silver Skies Blue, with writing partner, Ari Hest. Silver Skies Blue has been GRAMMY nominated for BEST FOLK ALBUM in 2017, this is the first GRAMMY nomination for Collins in over 40 years.

Tickets to Judy Collins at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Thursday, June 8 at 8pm are $79 and go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10am at or by calling 617-531-1257.

Designed by Fredrick Baylies, Jr., the Old Whaling Church was built by Edgartown’s prosperous Methodist whaling captains and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in New England. In addition to the stately Doric columns supporting a classic pediment, the exterior features a Gothic style bell tower which houses the Town Clock.

Skilled shipwrights were used to construct the Church, which was framed with massive timbers brought from the mainland. The trusses which support the roof are made from hand hewn 2’x2’ beams, representing a very impressive feat of Nineteenth Century engineering and craftsmanship. Of particular note in the building’s main hall are the original whale-oil lamps and a dramatic trompe l’oeil architectural mural by Swiss artist Carl Wendte, who worked with Baylies on several churches on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The Old Whaling Church is located at 89 Main Street in Edgartown, MA.

Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, and 508-740-0981.