The upcoming season of the Acoustic Café Folk Series at the Grand Rapids venue will feature stars spanning generations and styles. Details at Local Spins.
From 1970s star Janis Ian to acclaimed singer-songwriters Mat Kearney and Josh Ritter to instrumental virtuoso Chris Thile to soulful folk/Americana trio The Wood Brothers, Grand Rapids’ St. Cecilia Music Center aims to up the ante for its upcoming Acoustic Café Folk Series.
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The 2022-2023 edition of the series will kick off Oct. 19 with Ian, who may best be known for her 1975 hit, “At Seventeen,” but whose pop/folk legacy continues to unfold: She released her first album in 15 years, “The Light at the End of the Line,” in January.
Winter will bring the return of award-winning mandolinist Chris Thile to the St. Cecilia stage on Feb. 5, 2023, touring behind his solo project, “Laysongs.” He last wowed GR fans at St. Cecilia in February 2020, before the pandemic hit.
The much-praised Josh Ritter follows that with an appearance as part of the Acoustic Café series on March 2.
Series tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. July 19, with additional Acoustic Café shows expected to be booked and announced in coming months.
Tickets — $100-plus – currently are available to donors and subscribers online here or by calling 616-459-2224.
St. Cecilia’s executive and artistic director Cathy Holbrook noted that most Acoustic Café Folk Series concerts sell out, making them some of the most popular offerings staged in Royce Auditorium.
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