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SOLD OUT: Metropolitan Entertainment Presents: Joan Baez / Indigo Girls

Sunday, June 16, 2013

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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2008 and 2009 were landmark years for Joan Baez, respectively marking 50 years since she began her legendary residency at Boston’s famed Club 47 and 50 years since she made her debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable - marching on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, singing on the first Amnesty Interna-tional tour and just last year, standing alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in London’s Hyde Park. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war. Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963. Amongst the many honors bestowed upon her, she has most recently been the recipient of the highly prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, the greatest honor that the Recording Academy can bestow (2007). Day After Tomorrow, her first new studio album in five years (2008) has been praised by critics and was nominated for a Grammy award.

Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional punditswith their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the musicindustry is at any given point. Emily Saliers and Amy Ray began performing together in high school, and transferred their honest, urgent performing style onto the stages of countless small clubs, then saw their public profile take off with the 1989 release of their self-titled breakthrough.  The duo went on to win Best Contemporary Folk Recording at the 1990 Grammys.  The pair’s constant touring, as well as a staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years.  Glide Magazine says of the duo's 14th studio album, “Beauty Queen Sister is a real testament to the deftness with which Saliers and Ray approach songwriting and their keen ear for harmony-- both of which show few signs of wavering.”

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Rumsey Playfield in Central Park Accessible
Manhattan
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Link to purchase tickets below: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004A6DAB98969E?artistid=733021&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

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City Parks Foundation

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info@summerstage.org

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