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Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center News May 24, 2016

posted at 11:47 am Tue May 24th, 2016 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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For one night only, Rita Coolidge will bring her critically acclaimed concert series, "An Evening with Rita Coolidge" to the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m.  For tickets visit


Rita Coolidge’s credentials are the stuff of legend. In her more than four decade career she’s recorded over two dozen albums and received two GRAMMY® Awards.  Her iconic singles include, ″We're All Alone,″ ″Higher And Higher,” ″The Way You Do The Things You Do,” and ″All Time High″ the theme for the James Bond thriller Octopussy.


Coolidge began her recording career as a backup singer. She joined Joe Cocker and Leon Russell as a lead vocalist on the “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” tour during which Cocker dubbed her the “Delta Lady” and Russell wrote the iconic song of the same name in her honor. Work with other rock royalty followed, including tours and recordings with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and Stephen Stills.


In the 1990s, her place in popular music secured, Coolidge began devoting more time, energy and talent to other concerns.  Her Cherokee heritage inspired increasing involvement in projects that would benefit or call attention to Native American music, culture and issues.  She joined the group Walela (Cherokee for “Hummingbird”) a few years ago with her sister, Priscilla Coolidge and niece, Laura Satterfield.  She was honored with a “Lifetime of Musical Achievement” award at the 2002 First Americans in the Arts Awards, as well as being the recipient of a “Native American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement”.


Since then she has continued to record and perform, including a critically and commercially acclaimed jazz album entitled ″And So Is Love” as well as a Universal Records release a 41 song retrospective of her four decade long career. Her memoir, “Delta Lady,” was published in April 2016. Her June 17 concert in Stowe features great standards and chart-toppers from her diverse musical catalog. For more information about Rita Coolidge please visit: 


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Tickets for An Evening with Rita Coolidge are $20-$55 (Peak Partners receive a 10-20% discount). Tickets may be purchased online by visiting or by calling the Ticket Office at 802-760-4634. 

The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is located at 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, Vermont.  The Arts Center is sponsored by: PC Construction, Spruce Peak at Stowe. Bourne’s Energy, Farrell Distributing, Gallagher, Flynn & Co., PepsiCo, The Stowe Reporter and Waterbury Record.

About The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization dedicated and committed to entertaining, educating, and engaging our diverse communities of Stowe and beyond.  The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world. 


Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

122 Hourglass Drive

Stowe, Vermont

TICKETS: call 802-760-4634 or visit  

Contact: Meghan Reichelt, 802-760-4638,

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122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT 05672 (Set as Local)

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