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Mary Chapin Carpenter returning to Scottsdale

Grammy winner set for summer show at Center for the Performing Arts

Posted 4/15/22

Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform June 15 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter returning to Scottsdale

Grammy winner set for summer show at Center for the Performing Arts

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Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform June 15 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

After a popular 2019 concert at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter is set to return to the venue this summer.

The Grammy winner will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at the Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale.

“When Mary Chapin Carpenter last performed here in 2019, she and Shawn Colvin wowed us all with a set that included some of their classic tunes alongside new songs and beloved covers,” Abbey Messmer, director of programming at the center, shared in a statement. “I’m looking forward to hearing her thoughtful insight — as a skillful songwriter — on politics, relationships and personal emotions.”

With hits like “Passionate Kisses,” “I Feel Lucky” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Carpenter has won five Grammys (with 16 nominations), two Country Music Association Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She is one of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. And over the course of her acclaimed career, she has sold more than 16 million records.

In 2020, she recorded two albums: “The Dirt And The Stars,” released in August 2020, and “One Night Lonely,” recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shutdown. The latter was nominated for the 2022 Grammy for Best Folk Album.

“‘We are all in the process of becoming’. That doesn’t stop at a certain age,” Carpenter stated, while quoting the writer Margaret Renkl. “To be always a student of art and music and life, as she says, that, to me, is what makes life worth living. The songs are very personal and they’re difficult in some ways — and definitely come from places of pain and self-illumination, but also places of joy, discovery and the rewards of self- knowledge.”

Tickets for the Scottsdale show are $36–$60. Visit ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/events or call 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Note that the tour rider for this artist requires that all audience members wear face masks for the duration of the performance.

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