Saturday, August 2, 2014
| 8 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
$45 ($40 Members) Reserved
$28 ($23 Members) General admission
$14 Youth 7–18, General admission only
Children 6 and under free, General admission only
All bleacher seating reserved. Please no dancing, standing, or sitting in front of stage.
Judy Collins concert postponed due to inclement weather. Now scheduled for August 16
The Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s is legendary for launching Bob Dylan and is the focus of the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis. The NCMA presents another icon of the place and era, who, like Dylan, remains a vital artistic force.
A musical prodigy by the age of 13 and on her way to becoming a concert pianist, Judy Collins fell under the spell of Dylan’s heroes, activist folk singers Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. She championed the work of young singer-songwriters, including Dylan; widened the audience for Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Randy Newman; and was the muse of the Crosby, Stills, and Nash hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” She has recorded 50 albums, including the landmark 1967 Wildflowers. Her version of Stephen Sondheim’s "Send in the Clowns" was named Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards.
Collins has recently made triumphant appearances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Dromoland Castle in Ireland, both taped and broadcast by PBS. An accomplished memoirist, filmmaker, painter, speaker, and activist, Judy Collins is at heart a great musical artist and performer, ever a joy to hear.