Popular vocalist Amanda Carr returns to Maudslay Arts Center on Saturday evening

Amanda CarrVocalist Amanda Carr will share the stage with saxophonist Myanna and the Ken Clark Organ Trio this Saturday for an electrifying night of jazz, blues and soul at Maudslay Arts Center.

A multi-styled vocalist/pianist, Carr began performing professionally as a teenager in the rock and pop genre playing in Boston area nightclubs. She has since received critical acclaim focusing on her fresh jazz and big band interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

Hailed as “…a true jazz singer in a time of wannabes” by writer Nat Hentoff, Carr has performed and recorded in the U.S. and abroad, including Australia and England.

Currently, she is Artist Liaison for ‘Boston Women in Media and Entertainment’ authoring a popular online interview series. Carr is an official CBS Radio commentator for Boston’s prestigious annual “Boston Pops July 4th” concert on the Esplanade with WBZ News Radio. With five jazz vocal recordings, global distribution and airplay, Carr continues to perform as a solo artist while remaining a popular guest artist.

Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) Summer Concert Series has something for every musical taste from Big Band to jazz, from opera to bluegrass, from country to the Great American Songbook, and it’s all right here in your own backyard – Maudslay State Park.

Following a brief hiatus during Yankee Homecoming (July 29 to Aug. 5) MAC will continue its 26th Anniversary season with returning MAC favorites Hillyer Festival Orchestra, Liz Frame & the Kickers, Don Campbell Band, Bobby Keyes Trio, and Donna Byrne.

New this year is Danielle Miraglia. On July 21, Miraglia performed a solo opening for The Mystix Unplugged and on Aug. 19, she will perform with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies.

Amanda Carr

Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sund

ay afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure.

Saturday concerts begin at 7 p.m. and include: Hillyer Festival Orchestra on Aug. 11, Don Campbell Band on Aug. 18, and Bobby Keyes Trio on Aug. 25.

Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2 p.m. and include: The Hal McIntyre Big Band on July 22, Liz Frame & the Kickers on Aug. 12, Danielle M and The Glory Junkies on Aug. 19, and jazz vocalist Donna Byrne on Aug. 26.

MAC is a popular cultural and entertainment destination that has served tens of thousands of patrons since its founding 26 years ago in 1992. Situated in a picturesque corner of the 442-acre Maudslay State Park in Newburyport, MAC is best known for its outstanding summer concert series. However, from mid-May through mid-October, it is also a popular setting for special events such as weddings, corporate functions, educational activities, reunions, and more.

Since its beginning, MAC continues to operate through the effort of volunteers. All costs are offset by gate receipts, rentals for special occasions, and donations from patrons and businesses. No tax dollars are involved. As you enjoy this beautiful mini-Tanglewood, become part of our vision. MAC welcomes your financial support, your gift of time or expertise to maintain the buildings.

Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Maudslay State Park, Newburyport MA 01950. The concerts are held rain or shine, moving to the indoor performance hall adjacent to the patio when weather dictates.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, which can be casual or as elaborate as a gourmet meal with tablecloth and flowers and whatever suits the patron’s fancy. Delicious desserts such as seasonal cobblers, brownies, and Hodgie’s ice cream, and cold beverages may be purchased during intermission, all served by dedicated MAC volunteers, who continue to make this non-profit series happen.

Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $30. Groups of four or more are $25 each. Lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) also is $25. Children 12 and under are free.

Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m. General admission is $20 with open seating on the patio and lawn. Tables and chairs are provided on the patio. Special group rates may be arranged by calling 978-499-0050. Children 12 and under are free.

For the complete summer schedule, to purchase tickets online, or for further information about the performers, visit the MAC website www.maudslayartscenter.org. Tickets also may be purchased at the gate (cash or check only) or by calling (978) 499-0050. There is no reserved seating. Gift certificates also are available.

The series is supported by The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, dedicated MAC volunteers and patrons, and the staff of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The Saturday evening performances are funded in part by The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.

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