The Beaver Dam Amphitheater announced in early December that two-time Grammy-winner, singer-songwriter John Prine is scheduled to perform on Friday, May 11, 2018.
“As we were planning our 2018 season, one name was at the top of the list, John Prine. We’re elated that he is coming to Beaver Dam,” said JoBeth Embry, Beaver Dam Tourism Coordinator.
John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Forty-five years into a remarkable career, Prine is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, the Everly Brothers, Carly Simon, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert and many others. Prine is currently preparing to release his first new album of original material in Spring 2018.
Prine’s career began while playing a Chicago club called the Fifth Peg when a young reporter named Roger Ebert walked in, listened and understood Prine’s unique perspective.
“You hear lyrics like these, perfectly fitted to Prine’s quietly confident style and his ghost of a Kentucky accent, and you wonder how anyone could have so much empathy and still be looking forward to his 24th birthday,” Ebert wrote. Later Kris Kristofferson walked into that same club and recognized that same talent, helping Prine land his first record deal.
John’s parents, William and Verna Prine migrated from Paradise, Kentucky in 1934 to the Chicago suburb of Maywood in search of industrial work. There they settled and raised their four boys, but took annual trips back to Kentucky to visit family. John and his brothers grew up loving country music, the Grand Ol’ Opry, southern cooking.
Don’t miss your chance to see John Prine close to home. The Beaver Dam Amphitheater, just 40 minutes south of Owensboro, is a one-of-a-kind venue with a small-town feel offering world-class artists and concerts. Tickets for the Prine concert went on sale to the general public on Friday, December 8. Golden Circle and VIP tickets are sold out at this time, but general admission tickets are still available for $44.50 or $54.50 the day of the show. Visit BeaverDamTourism.com for tickets and information.
“I think the John Prine ticket sales speaks volumes,” Beaver Dam Mayor Paul Sandefur said. “As of about three weeks ago, we had sold tickets to folks in 83 Kentucky counties, 29 states and three to Australia! They’re coming to see a legend AND, they’re all coming to Beaver Dam, KY to do so!”