*Tickets starting at $61.50 | On sale February 3 at 10am
VJS member presale February 1 at 10am to February 2 at 11:59pm
Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time. Tickets may be available from the box office.
(please note that all running times are approximate and subject to change. Running time refers to performance only and may not include speeches, introductions, etc)
Ariel Pocock: 40 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Mavis Staples: 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours and 15 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes
Mavis Staples is living, breathing history. She is a Grammy-winning alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. From the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create as a member of The Staple Singers, to the freedom songs of the Civil Rights era, to pop radio stardom during the Stax era, to The Last Waltz, to serving as muse to both Bob Dylan and Prince at the peak of their careers, to 21st century collaborations with Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Willie Nelson, Chuck D. and Jeff Tweedy, the one constant has been Mavis and her singular voice. Now in her seventh decade, the legendary Staples released her latest album “Livin on a High Note” in early 2016, and was recently recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree.