Presented by: BCT Presents
Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Orchestra Pit: $55.00
Orchestra & Lower Balcony: $35.00
Upper Balcony: $30.00
|Saturday, September 23rd 8:00 pm||Buy Tickets|
Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett-produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. Her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy-nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.
In February, Giddens released her follow-up album, Freedom Highway, which includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and the Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.
Giddens’ recent televised performances include The Late Show and Austin City Limits. She performed for President Obama and the First Lady as part of PBS’s The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House, along with Aretha Franklin and Emmylou Harris. Giddens received both the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo in 2016.
Giddens, who studied opera at Oberlin, makes her acting debut with a recurring role on the television drama Nashville, playing the role of Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan, a young social worker with “the voice of an angel.”
Doors will open at 7:30 for this reserved seating show. The opening performer has not yet been announced. Please check back for more information.
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.