TAMPA THEATRE AND THE STRAZ CENTER ANNOUNCE ‘AN EVENING WITH EMMYLOU HARRIS’

Tickets Go On Sale at Noon Friday, Sept. 5 for the Wednesday, Nov. 12 Show

TAMPA, Fla. (August 29, 2014)– Tickets will go on sale next Friday, Sept. 5, for AN EVENING WITH EMMYLOU HARRIS, live on the Theatre’s historic stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. The show is presented by the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $90, $70 & $50 (plus applicable service fees) and will go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 5, at the Tampa Theatre box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street, online at www.TampaTheatre.organd through all Ticketmaster outlets.

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation, selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards and two Americana Awards.

Harris has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and, most recently, Rodney Crowell, with whom she won the Grammy for “Best Americana album.” Forty years into her career, Harris continues to share the hard-earned wisdom that—hopefully, if not inevitably—comes with getting older, though she’s never stopped looking ahead.

A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She has performed at Lilith Fair, helping promote feminism in music, and has organized several benefit tours to support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.  Harris is also an avid supporter of animal rights and is actively involved in Bonaparte’s Retreat, the dog rescue organization that she founded.

About Tampa Theatre: Built in 1926, Tampa Theatre hosts more than 600 events each year, including first-run films, classic movies, concerts, corporate events, educational programs, weddings and tours.

It is a passionately protected landmark and one of America’s best-preserved movie palaces. The majestic building is owned by the City of Tampa and operated as a dynamic film and cultural center by the not-for-profit Tampa Theatre Foundation. Programming is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. Tampa Theatre is a proud member of the League of Historic American Theatres and the Art House Convergence. For more information, visit www.tampatheatre.org

MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Revelle Witecki at jill@tampatheatre.org or (813) 274-8287