Press Release – Judy Collins – Edgartown – Nantucket – Plymouth – July 2018

Spectacle Management Presents

Judy Collins

Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm
The Old Whaling Church, Edgartown

Friday, July 20 at 7:30pm
Mary P. Walker Auditorium, Nantucket

Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm
Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth


Tickets on Sale Friday at 10am

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 9, 2018
CONTACT: DAN BERUBE, dberube@spectaclemanagement.net
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Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Edgartown, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present folk legend Judy Collins for three shows this summer.  Judy Collins, now 78, 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 Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm, Mary P. Walker Auditorium in Nantucket on Friday, July 20 at 7:30pm and Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm go on sale on Friday, January 12 at 10am at www.capecodshows.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

JUDY COLLINS
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.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets to Judy Collins at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm are $79 and go on sale on Friday, January 12 at 10am at www.capecodshows.com or by calling 617-531-1257. This is a general admission show.

Tickets to Judy Collins at the Mary P. Walker Auditorium in Nantucket on Friday, July 20 at 7:30pm are $79 and go on sale on Friday, January 12 at 10am at www.capecodshows.com or by calling 617-531-1257. This is a reserved seating show.

Tickets to Judy Collins at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm are $49-$69 and go on sale on Friday, January 12 at 10am at www.capecodshows.com or by calling 617-531-1257. This is a reserved seating show.

OLD WHALING CHURCH
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. http://mvpreservation.org/properties/old-whaling-church/

MARY P. WALKER AUDITORIUM
The Mary P. Walker Auditorium is located in Nantucket High School at 10 Surfside Road, Nantucket, MA 02554

PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL HALL
Erected in 1924 and dedicated in 1926 to those in Plymouth that served. Formally the site of the Hedge house Plymouth Memorial Hall has seen many events in it’s many years of operation. Events range from big name acts such as Twisted Sister, Lifehouse, Bob Dylan and Cage Titans to smaller events such as dance competitions, wrestling events and tribute bands. The Hall has been used for many weddings and receptions in addition to the local High schools graduation and the Police Academy Graduation. The Plymouth Philharmonic calls Memorial Hall home for their shows throughout the year. In 2004 Memorial Hall underwent a $7M renovation to restore the space as well as add a few upgrades. Plymouth Memorial Auditorium is located at 83 Court St, Plymouth, MA 02360. www.memorialhall.com

SPECTACLE MANAGEMENT
Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, plally@specmgt.com and 508-740-0981. www.spectacleshows.com

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