Mavis Staples & Friends Announce 80th Birthday Concerts In New York, Nashville & Los Angeles

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Mavis Staples will celebrate her 80th birthday on July 10. In honor of the milestone, the legendary singer and political activist has announced three celebratory shows presented by the Newport Folk Festival this May.

The concerts which are being billed as “Mavis & Friends” will take place in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles with special guest performers at each show. New York City’s famed Apollo Theater will host the first night on May 9. The historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville will be the site of the May 15 show, while the finale will take place at L.A.’s Theatre At Ace Hotel on May 22.

Proceeds from the “Mavis & Friends” shows will go directly towards extending the Newport Festivals Foundation’s support of music education programs in each city. Tickets for all three nights will on sale Friday, February 15 at 1 p.m. ET.

Tour Dates for
Mavis Staples

    • Black Rock Road
    • Byron Bay 2481
    • Australia
    Apr
    21
    2019
  • Apr
    23
    2019
    • 1751 Gentilly Blvd.
    • New Orleans, LA 70119
    • United States
    May
    2
    2019
  • May
    9
    2019
  • May
    15
    2019
  • May
    22
    2019
    • 2450 A Avenue
    • Ogden, UT 84401
    • United States
    May
    31
    2019
    • 3301 Hocking Parkway
    • Nelsonville, OH 45764
    • United States
    Jun
    6
    2019
    • Croton Point Park
    • Croton On Hudson, NY 10512
    • United States
    Jun
    15
    2019
  • Jun
    23
    2019
  • Jun
    25
    2019
    • Plinton UK
    • United Kingdom
    Jun
    26
    2019
  • Jun
    27
    2019
  • Jun
    28
    2019
  • Jul
    2
    2019
  • Jul
    4
    2019
  • Jul
    6
    2019
  • Jul
    16
    2019
  • Jul
    17
    2019
    • 1501 West Randolph Street
    • Chicago, IL 60606
    • United States
    Jul
    19
    2019
  • Jul
    30
    2019
  • Jul
    31
    2019
  • Aug
    1
    2019
  • Aug
    3
    2019
    • Golden Gate Park
    • San Francisco, CA 94102
    • United States
    Aug
    9
    2019
    • 4201 Versailles Rd
    • Lexington, KY 40588
    • United States
    Aug
    10
    2019
  • Sep
    6
    2019
  • Sep
    14
    2019
    • 87 Marshall Street
    • North Adams, MA 01247
    • United States
    Sep
    20
    2019
    • 437 Buffalo Rd
    • East Aurora, NY 14052
    • United States
    Sep
    21
    2019
    • 200 James M Spain Dr
    • Florence, AL 35630
    • United States
    Oct
    5
    2019