Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079.
Tickets: $33-$43 To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at (973) 313-2787 or visit http://www.sopacnow.org/roger-mcguinn/
Roger McGuinn, legendary guitarist and founder of the 1960s Folk-Rock band the Byrds, will perform live at the South Orange Performing Arts on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Known for his instantly recognizable hits “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” he will also play music from his latest project Treasures from the Folk Den. McGuinn’s songs became the message for an entire generation, and helped shape the cultural landscape of the 1960s, a turbulent time in American history. His time with the Byrds earned him a well-deserved place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Music would be a very different place if it hadn’t been for Roger McGuinn,” says Rolling Stone.
Roger McGuinn began his career in Folk music, studying at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago in his youth. As he developed his singular style he incorporated new elements of the electric guitar into Folk tunes and the result was the new sound of the Rickenbacker 12-string guitar that made “Mr. Tambourine Man” so distinctive and placed The Byrds on the top charts. McGuinn’s illustrious career includes not only the Folk-Rock band the Byrds, but a very successful solo career. Recently, he has dedicated his time and talent to preserving what his career has always been about, Folk-Rock music. His latest endeavor Treasures from the Folk Den is an extension of his preservation project.
Treasures from the Folk Den is a spellbinding adventure of song and story showcasing McGuinn’s mastery of the string instrument and storytelling combined with his passion for the Folk genre. The audience can expect to hear old treasures and discover new ones in this evening of musical delight.
Roger McGuinn will bring Treasures from the Folk Den to South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33-$43 and they can be purchased at www.Sopacnow.org/roger-mcguinn/ or by calling the box office at (973)-313-2787.
SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.
SOPAC received funding through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, visitnj.org.
Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org.