Joan Baez in Fargo July 15
Iconic singer, songwriter and civil rights advocate Joan Baez will be giving a live concert at the Fargo Theatre, 314Broadway, Fargo on Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m.
Joan Baez has been as busy as ever in the five years since she celebrated the landmark years of 2008-09, the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.
In addition to multiple tours of the US and abroad, the recent past has included the induction of Joan’s 1960 debut Vanguard LP by the National Recording Academy into the Grammy® Hall Of Fame and the presentation to her of the inaugural Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights at Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary gathering in 2012.
Baez remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable – marching on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, singing on the first Amnesty International tour and more recently, standing alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in London’s Hyde Park.
She shined a spotlight on the Free Speech Movement, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the Vietnam War, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war.
Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, beginning a tradition of mutual mentoring that continues to this day.
Reserved seating for Baez’s July 15 show is $45-$55. Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (300 Broadway, Fargo; open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), or by calling 866-300-8300. Doors open at 7 p.m.