Mary Chapin Carpenter Opens 2017-18 Universal 1 Credit Union Music Series

Mary Chapin Carpenter Opens 2017-18 Universal 1 Credit Union Music SeriesVictoria Theatre Association's Universal 1 Credit Union VIC150 Music Series kicks off the 2017-2018 season with five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, Sunday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Victoria Theatre. Carpenter will showcase songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and new songs from her latest record The Things That We Are Made Of, released in 2016. Special guests Marti Jones and Don Dixon open the show. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marion Schuster Performing Arts Center, or by calling 937-228-3630, toll-free 888-228-3630 or online at

Produced by 2016 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album features 11 new songs written by Carpenter, and has received critical acclaim from NPR and Rolling Stone, among others. The Associated Press calls it, " evocative collection of songs," while The Huffington Post declares, "...Carpenter is now at the height of her musical career, painting a compelling, relevant piece of art tinged with mixed feelings of grief and joy, all without preaching or darkening our minds with sadness."

Beloved by fans and critics alike, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. Previously, in 2014, Carpenter released her debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie, which was arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza. Since its release, Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others.

Special Guests Marti Jones & Don Dixon

Marti Jones and Don Dixon have been performing together, off and on, for over 20 years. This longtime partnership has resulted in an intimate stage rapport as well as the seamless blending of two of the most distinct voices around today. With over 200 songs in their collective recorded catalog, you never know quite what to expect when they hit the stage, but rest assured their performance will feature thoughtful lyrics and heart-felt singing.

Tickets start at $39.50 and are on sale at Ticket Center Stage, by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, and online at

Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton's premier arts organizations, presenting the Premier Health Broadway Series, the Morris Furniture Company Family Series, the Cool Films Series, Projects Unlimited Star Attractions, National Geographic Live Series, sponsored by Subaru of American and Wagner Subaru and The Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. Victoria Theatre Association receives funding from a variety of diverse public, corporate, individual and private sources, including the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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