Mary Chapin Carpenter Comes To The Tivoli Aug. 9

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 9.  Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $85, $75, $55, and $45 plus applicable fees and are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, and Tivoli Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are on sale Friday at 10 a.m. 

Review for Mary Chapin Carpenter: 

Flatland is little aid to contemplation, and so Mary Chapin Carpenter has her own hill.

It’s deep in the Virginia countryside, on a farm that she got for a song. Or rather, for a bunch of songs, and a way of singing and playing them that has taken her around the world and back home, over and again. Carpenter and those songs have traveled for thirty years, though the songs are the most frequent fliers. They spring from her head and hands, vibrate through tone woods and six steel strings, then find their way into microphones. Then they go forth into the world - they’ve been doing that for 30 years now, even at times when their creator sits at the top of her hill and observes natural wonders both human-made and mysterious.

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