On June 20, two of the most iconic voices of 1960s folk-rock music will join forces for a one-of-a-kind concert at Door Community Auditorium (DCA). Don McLean and Judy Collins both carved their names into the American musical landscape with anthems that came to define a generation. In this extraordinary double bill, these musical icons will showcase the inimitable performance styles that made them legends.
The Maryland Theatre Guide raved about Collins’ and McLean’s joint concert: “The Collins experience was a sea of sensual sounds, heartfelt notes, and interesting anecdotes…McLean gave the audience the thoughtful lyrics of a master songwriter.”
Grammy Hall of Fame Don McLean sings in a wistful tenor that is as unmistakable as the nostalgic groove of his sprawling elegy-in-song, “American Pie.” McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide.
Collins’ crystalline soprano sailed onto American airwaves in 1961. She fast became one of the most significant voices of the 1960s folk revival, performing with luminaries like Joan Baez and Pete Seeger. She has continued to write and sing for more than fifty years, accumulating a body of work that includes megahits like “Both Sides Now” (by Joni Mitchell) and “Send in the Clowns” (by Stephen Sondheim). Collins’ pure, ethereal voice remains recognizable to this day, painting from an eclectic musical palette that includes folk, cabaret, pop and show tunes.
The performance begins at 8 pm. Tickets 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 – 5 pm. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at 920.868.2728, or online at dcauditorium.org.