West Street Live Series
presented by Neal Pendergraft

Walton Arts Center is pleased to present an all-new live concert series for music lovers.  In the newly renovated Starr Theater, enjoy intimate performances designed for you!

Elizabeth Cook
with special guest Dylan LeBlanc

Sunday, November 20 at 7:30pm | Tickets starting at $30

Elizabeth Cook, the bold and brilliant Nashville singer-songwriter and country music outlaw, takes the stage with her atmospheric, swampy country, blues and rock sound to introduce audiences to her newest album, Exodus of Venus. This Florida born and raised Grand Ole Opry regular, perhaps best known as the SiriusXM Outlaw Country hostess and David Letterman favorite, Cook’s newest album explores a new sound – one inspired by heartache and hardship and is both cathartic and visceral. Exodus of Venus is a transcendent reflection on hard times, survival, and rebirth, suggesting that it was only through these experiences that Cook could tap into the force of her true power.

    

The Acoustic Living Room: Songs & Stories with Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley

Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm | Tickets starting at $30
TICKETS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE ARE SOLD OUT!

Grammy Award®-winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, meet as old friends on-stage to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts - including Kathy's beloved classics such as "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses" and "Where've You Been?" - played alongside new material that draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots, expanding the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center. Her music weaves together bluegrass, gospel and Celtic influences, and has garnered multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy Awards. Join us for this special performance by two Nashville greats.


 
    

Croce: Two Generations of American Music

Thursday, January 12 at 7:30pm | Tickets starting at $30

Known for his boogie-woogie piano playing reminiscent of Dr. John, A.J. Croce is a multi-instrumentalist, roots-rock artist whose exploratory music incorporates pop, blues, folk and jazz. The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s unique jazz piano stylings and blues-tinged voice have established him as a singular artistic force. Now, he takes the stage for a performance that features classics by his father including timeless songs like “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and “Workin’ At the Car Wash Blues,” some of his own tunes and songs that influenced them both.

 
    

An Evening with Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers

Saturday, March 4 at 7pm | Tickets starting at $30

Blessed with a commanding, deeply expressive voice and uncanny songwriting skills that instinctively draw upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Amy Helm began connecting with audiences early in life, playing her first gig in her early teens, then joining her father, musical icon Levon Helm in his band in her mid-20s. Her talents soon found home in the New-York based alt-country band Ollabelle, where she flourished as a performer in her own right. With the humility and musical influences garnered by playing alongside her father, Amy Helm takes the stage to deliver spellbinding songs on life, love and loss.

 
    

Marcia Ball

Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm | Tickets starting at $30

This Texas-born, Louisiana-raised award-winning musical storyteller has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove‐laden New Orleans style boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind audience favorite with fans all over the world. With instantly memorable melodies and imaginative imagery, Marcia Ball astounds and delights her longtime fans and gives newcomers plenty of reasons to join the party. Join us for a rollicking roadhouse rave-up, courtesy of the two‐fisted piano prowess, sweet and soulful vocals, and superlative songs of Marcia Ball!

 
    

West Street Live Series presented by Neal Pendergraft