Delta Rae, Vanessa Carlton, Lucinda Williams & More Set for WHBPAC this Summer
If you love talented female singers who know how to rock, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is presenting its most unbelievable line-up of women rockers ever: Delta Rae, Vanessa Carlton, Lucinda Williams, Natalie Merchant, and Cécile McLorin Salvant! Visit the website at www.whbpac.org or call 631-288-1500 to purchase tickets.
Americana pop sextet Delta Rae, fronted by two powerhouse belters Brittany Holljes and Elizabeth Hopkins, bring their harmony-laden, gospel-tinged, country-rock music to the stage on Saturday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m. Rolling Stone proclaimed that "if Fleetwood Mac came up in North Carolina, they might resemble Delta Rae." Turning heads at festivals across the country, Delta Rae's infectious sound is sure to have your hands clapping and feet stomping. Opening act: Gabe Dixon. Tickets are $25, $30, $35.
Soulful pop songstress Vanessa Carlton is still working the same delicate vocals and pretty piano riffs and will perform on Sunday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. After her inescapable debut pop single '"A Thousand Miles,"' this Grammy-nominated, piano playing, singer/songwriter's evocative songs conjure up a lovely sort of melancholy magic. Don't miss this chance to see her duo performance in a very intimate setting. Tickets are $30, $40, $50.
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams will move you with her soul-stirring stomps on Saturday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m. Honored as "One of the Top 100 Women in Rock" by VH1 and voted "America's Best Songwriter" by TIME Magazine, her evocative songs are acclaimed as brilliant, breakthrough musical narratives. Part country, folk, rock and blues, she's the object of cultish adoration for years, and is universally hailed as a major talent. Touring in support of her most recent album, Blessed, Williams will move you with her gritty voice and soulful passion. Opening act: Kenneth Brian Band. Tickets are $85, $110, $135.
Former 10,000 Maniacs member Natalie Merchant brings her new collection of entirely original songs to the stage on Sunday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m. A prolific singer/songwriter, her deep, distinctive voice helped define an entire generation. Her literate, socially conscious songs solidified her position as a frontrunner among women in pop music in the early '90s, and she has enjoyed even more success in her solo career than she did with 10,000 Maniacs. Tickets are SOLD OUT!
Young jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant performs on Sunday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. Hailed as the new voice of modern jazz, her velvety voice radiates the confidence and poise of a mature artist. The buzz began almost immediately after she walked away as the youngest winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010. In no time, she was touring with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra while her first U.S. album, WomanChild, was nominated for a Grammy. An old soul, she makes classic songs sound utterly new. Tickets are $60, $70, $80.
Purchase Tickets 3 Ways:
· On-Line: www.whbpac.org
· Call Box Office: 631-288-1500
· Visit: 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
(Wednesday - Sunday, Noon - 6pm and later on show nights.)