Mavis Staples is one of the great alchemists of American music, crossing genre lines like no musician since perhaps Ray Charles, and weaving her voice into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop. From her time in the legendary Staples Singers, to her Grammy-winning 2010 collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, You’re Not Alone, to her recently released Livin’ on a High Note, produced by M. Ward and featuring contributions by Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Ben Harper, and Tune-Yards, Staples is a classic artist who is as vital today as at any point in her legendary career.
What to expect
Seating is general admission on the floor. Preferred tickets are general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Planning on dinner before the show? Our museum café Lickety Split rolls out a special menu that includes grass-fed beef “Blue Moon” burgers, Reubens, nachos supreme, Mediterranean flatbreads, fresh field greens salads, and homemade quiche.
Sponsored by The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA and The Berkshire Eagle.
photo by Chris Strong Photography