This year Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) celebrates its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season with a wonderful line-up of concerts featuring something for every musical taste from classical to jazz, from opera to bluegrass, from country to the Great American Songbook.
On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., singer-songwriter and musician Jonathan Edwards, best known for his 1971 hit single “Sunshine,” makes his MAC debut. Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert.
Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. This is one veteran performer who is neither grizzled nor nostalgic. These days Edwards is likely to be found on the road.
“I’ve been…doing what I do best, which is playing live in front of people. I’ve been concentrating on that and loving it,” he said.
Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. The ticket prices for the special Jonathan Edwards concert on Saturday, Aug. 19, are $30 for patio and $25 for lawn. The “four patio tickets for $100” deal is not available for this concert.