The Knauer Performing Arts Center celebrates Women’s History Month with a special performance by Rickie Lee Jones
Downtown! The Knauer Performing Arts Center sets the stage for Rickie Lee Jones, the voice of a generation, as she recounts her journey through music on Sunday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $62.00 and availability is limited.
“Rickie Lee Jones is an iconic female musical artist and we couldn’t be happier to have her with us here in West Chester,” said April Evans, Executive Director of Uptown! “This immensely talented woman has established herself as a legend of American music.”
During this rare performance, audiences will hear Jones’ unique range, allowing him to experiment with blends of pop, folk, R&B and jazz. Her refusal to limit herself to one genre not only added to her appeal as a cult heroine, but also created hits such as “Chuck E’s In Love”, “On Saturday Afternoons”, “Young Blood”, and more. again.
The Chicago-born singer-songwriter has been a vital member of the music scene for over five decades, contributing to over 20 albums and countless singles. In the 70s, Jones received numerous awards for his authenticity and musical storytelling, winning Grammy Awards in two categories: Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group and Best New Artist. Jones was also ranked number 30 in VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll in 1999, while her album Pirates came in at number 49 on NPR’s list of the 150 Greatest Albums by Women. His latest album, KICKS, released in 2019, features a twenty-year-old fusion of his favorite songs from the pop, rock and jazz communities.
The musical genius of Rickie Lee Jones is just that of Uptown! Upcoming Knauer Performing Arts Center events. Be sure to check out the other talent coming to Uptown! in March as Whiskey Rovers (March 17); Boston Comedy Festival’s Saint Patrick’s Comedy Spectacular (March 18), Dueling Pianos (March 24) and David Liebman & The Dalí String Quartet with WCU Criterions Jazz Ensemble (March 25).
Uptown Tickets! Knauer Performing Arts Center: Rickie Lee Jones can be purchased here: https://secure.uptownwestchester.org/2763
Uptown! The Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 N. High St., West Chester, PA. For more information, visit https://uptownwestchester.org.