Presented by: Amethyst House
Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
VIP : $70.00
Lower Balcony: $35.00
Upper Balcony & Bench: $25.00
|Friday, November 9th 8:00 pm||Buy Tickets|
Amethyst House is delighted to present Iris Dement for its 6th Annual Benefit Concert.
Iris DeMent possesses an instantly recognizable voice: powerful and crisp, capable of both heartbreaking brittleness and raise-the-roof-to-the-rafters force. Her piano playing comes out of the Pentecostal church tradition in which she grew up, with elements of both the sacred and profane intermittently mixed. For her most recent album, Way with Words, DeMent takes a unique turn, adapting 18 poems by 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova to music using little more than her piano and tremulous voice.
Iris DeMent is a two-time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter whose musical style includes elements of folk, country and gospel. Most recently, she was awarded the Americana Trailblazer Award at the 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards. You might recognize her song “Our Town” from the closing credits of the final episode of Northern Exposure and her song “Let the Mystery Be” which was featured in the opening scenes of the film Little Buddha and then became the theme for the opening credits of the HBO Series The Leftovers. In addition to 6 critically acclaimed solo albums of Ms. DeMent has sung widely popular duets with John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris and is featured on the albums of many other performers.
Pieta Brown released her debut recording in 2002 and was instantly recognized as a self-styled poetess and a new goddess of folk. Now with eight solo albums, along with several compilations and guest spots, she has continued to gain widespread critical attention for her ethereal songwriting and her ever-changing voice. Brown has shared stages with Mark Knopfler, John Prine and Brandi Carlile, JJ Cale, Amos Lee, Emmylou Harris, Justin Vernon, Richard Thompson, and one of her favorite singers, Iris Dement.
Purchase a VIP ticket and get front-of-house seating as well as admission to the VIP reception at 6:30pm before the show.
All proceeds will benefit Amethyst House. Amethyst House is a not-for-profit United Way agency based in Bloomington, IN that provides residential and outpatient services for those recovering from addiction. The mission of Amethyst House is to provide a foundation for sober living by partnering with individuals, families, and communities impacted by addictions and substance abuse issues, offering quality recovery services and guidance for clean, sober, and healthy living.
Doors will open at 7:30 for this reserved seating event. The show is expected to last 2.5 hours.
114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block off the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy may be taken into the auditorium. Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs. Please contact the box office at 812.323.3020 to purchase those seats. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.