MusicWorks to Present Concerts by Iconic Folk Musicians at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Roger McGuinn  (Photo Credit: John Chiasson)

Roger McGuinn (Photo Credit: John Chiasson)

 

MusicWorks, which  specializes in producing live entertainment events for Florida non-profit and for profit organizations, recently announced four upcoming concerts at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre, where the concert promotion company staged successful shows last spring with Livingston Taylor and John Sebastian. The Crest Theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (one block north of Atlantic Avenue).

Tickets for each of the four concerts featuring iconic folk musicians are $75 for premium seating (first five rows center orchestra) and $53 for all others, plus a $2 historic renovation fee. Buy all four shows and get a 10 percent discount on each ticket. They can be purchased online at DelrayArts.org or by calling the Box Office at 561.243.7922, ext. 1.
Now scheduled for the Crest Theatre’s 2015-2016 season are:

 

November 19 at 8 pm  (Thursday)
George Winston
Since 1972, folk pianist George Winston has released 13 solo piano albums. Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano.  He performs songs from his seasonal recordings Autumn, December, Winter Into Spring, and Summer. This concert will feature Winston’s Winter Show, which will include melodic fall and winter songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and songs from his latest album, Spring Carousel.
Tickets: $75 & $53, plus $2 historic renovation fee
January 14 at 8 pm  (Thursday)
Peter Yarrow
As a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow has entertained, challenged and inspired four generations of music lovers. A Peter Yarrow performance does more than assure a memorable evening of music, camaraderie and “Puff’s special magic” for everyone, young and old alike. The songs that he wrote and performed with his musical compatriots, Mary and Paul, have changed and inspired millions to continue to keep on keepin’ on, hold firm to principle, and not be deterred in the face of adversity. His performances create an environment in which a sense of reassuring commonality is shared at a time when society is deeply concerned for its welfare and its future.
Tickets: $75 & $53, plus $2 historic renovation fee
February 10 at 8 pm  (Wednesday)
Tom Rush
Now celebrating 50+ years of touring, Tom Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County. As part of his 50th year celebration in 2012, Rush presented a gala show at Symphony Hall in Boston that was streamed live on the web, released as a DVD and later broadcast as a PBS special. His impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks.  His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor.  As vital and engaging as ever, Rush is still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, a song for his generation that’s gone viral with almost 6.5 million views.

Tickets: $75 & $53, plus $2 historic renovation fee

March 11 at 8 pm  (Friday)
Roger McGuinn
Roger McGuinn (Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn Turn, Turn) not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.”  Roger’s solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 10 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since.  In addition to touring, Roger has been busier than ever spearheading his acclaimed Folk Den Project, playing select dates with country superstar Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives and recently opened The Montreal Folk Festival.
Tickets: $75 & $53, plus $2 historic renovation fee
 
Now in its 26th successful season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities.  The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925).  The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals.  The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops.  The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.  For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.