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Grammy-Winner Loudon Wainwright III to Perform at Orchestra Hall

 

Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III brings his solo show to Minneapolis for one night only, July 29

 SOMMERFEST
presented by U.S. Bank


On Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m., Grammy Award-winning artist Loudon Wainwright III will present his touring one-man show at Orchestra Hall. Wainwright came to fame when his song Dead Skunk became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He has performed and recorded prolifically as a singer-songwriter ever since, as well as on film and on Broadway. In this performance, Wainwright will entertain Minneapolis audiences with his skills as a solo singer, songwriter, guitarist and storyteller. Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

The concert will be held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 8 p.m., with tickets priced from $30 to $40. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.


Loudon Wainwright III
Loudon Wainwright III studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco, and wrote his first song, Edgar, in 1968. His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Mose Allison and his son Rufus Wainwright, among others. His most recent recording, Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet), is the 26th album in his impressive recording career. Among other notable projects in recent years, he co-wrote music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up in collaboration with songwriter and producer Joe Henry, wrote music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, and composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as ABC’s Nightline.

An accomplished actor, he has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, Judd Apatow and Steven Soderbergh. Wainwright has also starred on TV in M.A.S.H. and Undeclared, and on Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Most recently, he appeared in Soderbergh’s film Mosaic, and he has been performing a one-man theatrical show, Surviving Twin, which combines his songs and the writings of his late father. For more information, visit lw3.com.


Live at Orchestra Hall
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III


Friday, July 29, 2016, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Tickets: $30-$40


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Tickets
can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

Published prices include a non-discountable facility fee of $5 per ticket. For single ticket purchases, there are no service charges for in-person transactions. There is a $6 service charge per transaction for all phone, fax or mail orders. Save $1 by purchasing tickets online or by having the Orchestra e-mail your tickets. (This charge is waived for subscribers and group purchasers ordering by phone, mail or in person.) No refunds. Some fees and restrictions may apply to ticket exchanges. All sales are final.

 All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

Sommerfest is presented by U.S. Bank.

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2015-16 season.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: 612.371.5600
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