Grammy Award-winning vocalist, environmentalist comes to MMCC
Special to the Citizen
Kathy Mattea, award-winning vocalist and well-known environmentalist, is coming to Madison October 5 and 6 and will be performing two entirely different events on stage at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.
Appearing as part of the mainstage line-up for the 2008-2009 season at the Cultural Center, Mattea will perform from her newly released album, "Coal," at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. This album is a tribute to her Appalachian roots and has a heavy infusion of Celtic culture. "Coal" was inspired by the 2006 Sago Mine disaster and marks the realization of Mattea’s long-term ambitions to honor her West Virginian upbringing through her music. Tickets for the concert are $35 for Cultural Center members and $45 for non-members.
On Monday, October 6, at 12:30 p.m., Mattea will be offering an hour-long talk entitled “Finding Your Path” in which she will share her story of how she made it in the music world. During the talk, she will highlight a few of the important lessons she learned along the way. While Mattea says the talk is especially helpful for people aspiring to find an artistic path, it is suitable for anyone looking to pursue their dreams. The talk is offered free with a student ID and is $5 for all others.
Also on Monday, October 6, the Cultural Center has invited The Varsity to sell lunch on the front lawn from their catering truck. The public is invited to stop by from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and enjoy lunch under the big trees on the Center’s lawn or at picnic tables set up. Those going to Mattea’s “Finding Your Path” talk are welcome to take lunch into the auditorium for the talk.