On Thursday, August 29, at 8 p.m., gospel legend Mavis Staples will perform at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek.
Mavis Staples has been a solid rock of American music, from the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s (“Uncloudy Day”), to her engaged protest music in the civil rights era (“Freedom Highway”), to a series of chart hits in the 1970s (“I’ll Take You There”). In a career that has spanned almost 70 years, Mavis Staples has blazed a trail all her own, never relinquishing her gospel roots or her fiery spirit.
The Guardian says of Mavis Staples, “Her fire is undimmed…amazingly rich.” The Chicago Tribune calls her “an American treasure.”
Mavis Staples recently released her twelfth studio album, “We Get By,” a collaboration with multiple Grammy Award winner Ben Harper. Staples’ upcoming 80th birthday celebration concerts will feature a star-studded lineup of guests, including John Prine, David Byrne, Jason Isbell, Norah Jones, and Trombone Shorty. NPR calls Mavis Staples “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace.”
Mavis Staples’ performance is made possible with support from major sponsors Door County Medical Center, Lori & David Nicholas, Nathan Nichols & Company, and Margaret and Dale West, as well as supporting sponsors Cloud Nine Juice Bar and Café, Peninsula Pulse, and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Mavis Staples will perform at DCA at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. Tickets for the concert range from $48 to $75. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.