Joan Baez Concert Coming to UM

April 10, 2014

MISSOULA – Internationally renowned musician Joan Baez will perform at the University of Montana Dennison Theatre on Thursday, July 17, courtesy of UM Productions.

Tickets go sale at 8 a.m. Monday, April 14. They cost $40 in advance and $42 day of show and are available at all GrizTix locations, including Southgate Mall, Worden’s Market, the Source in the University Center, MSO Hub and the Adams Center Box Office. Tickets also can be purchased by calling 406-243-4051 or toll free 1-888-MONTANA or visiting http://www.griztix.com.

Joan Baez is a major musical and political force. She marched on the front lines of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King Jr., inspired Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, sang on the first Amnesty International tour and stood alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in London’s Hyde Park.

Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963 and focused on awareness on songwriters ranging from Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs to Richard Farina and many more.

Her latest studio album in five years is titled “Day After Tomorrow.” Baez says the album “speaks to the essence of who I am in the same way as these songs that have been the enduring backbone of my repertoire for the past 50 years.”

For more information visit http://www.umproductions.org, http://www.joanbaez.com, call Heather Krebsbach at 406-243-4719, or email marketing@umproductions.org.

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Contact: Heather Krebsbach, UM Productions, 406-243-4719, marketing@umproductions.org.