The Englert Theatre today announced a batch of new summer events:
July 12: Marc Cohn
July 20: Paula Poundstone
July 21: Mary Chapin Carpenter
July 24: Todd Snider & Hayes Carll
August 7: Steve Earle and the Dukes
August 9: Taj Mahal Trio
The summer schedule features a number of critically-acclaimed performers — including 4 Grammy-award winning musicians. The season kicks off with singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, who brings his poignant songwriting to the Englert on July 12. One of America’s foremost comics and NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me panelist, Paula Poundstone will have audiences laughing with her unique and spontaneous humor on July 20. Performing songs from her latest album Ashes and Roses, five-time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter makes her debut on the Englert stage July 21. Todd Snider and Hayes Carll share the bill for a special night of music on July 24, playing their authentic blend of rock 'n' roll, folk, country, and Americana. After a nearly sold out show in September 2011, Steve Earle returns to the Englert stage on August 7. Finally, on August 9 influential blues and roots music artist Taj Mahal brings his trio to the Englert.
Tickets for all events are available now online at englert.org, or by calling the Englert Box Office at 319/688-2653.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $30 Advance / $32 Day of Show
As a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Marc Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tune-smith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Audiences will be captivated by Cohn’s soulful vocals and skilled musicianship as he performs such classics as “Walking in Memphis”, “Silver Thunderbird”, and “True Companion.”
Friday, July 20, 2012 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $35 Reserved Seating / $55 Golden Circle
Paula Poundstone, one of the foremost comics working today, draws on her own complex life: three kids, 13 cats, motherhood, a demanding job and crazy travel schedule, her frustration at getting older, and a bag of neuroses, including her famous inability to ever shut up. In other words: she’s just like the rest of us. Best known for her hilarious perspective on NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, Poundstone engages audience members in a humorous dialogue in which she manages to gently make fun of society and some of the nutty things we do, even managing to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval that less-artful comics have received. Paula Poundstone will have audiences laughing with her rare talent and spontaneous wit.