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A Night With Janis Joplin • Garde Arts Center • 9.20.19

  • The Garde Arts Center 325 State Street New London, CT, 06320 United States (map)

A Night With Janis Joplin

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

A Night With Janis Joplin Music Without Borders

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed byRandy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

The New York Times raved that A Night with Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.”