Since the release of his first record in 1976, John Mellencamp has been the walking embodiment of American heartland rock: passionate, plain-spoken and a self-proclaimed rebel. The unique instrumentation of Mellencamp’s band and his poignant songs about everyday life are widely credited with being the forbearer of rural-inflected music.
His deep canon of hit songs, including “Jack & Diane,” “Hurts So Good,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” “Wild Night,” “Lonely Ol' Night,” “Small Town,” “Pink Houses” and “Cherry Bomb,” among many others, take fans back to a specific time and place in their lives.
Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 and is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’s a Grammy-winner and the recipient of numerous awards including The Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck Awards, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award and their highest honor the Founders Award, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting and the Billboard Century Award, other honors.
This year and next might be his busiest yet as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens its new permanent exhibition, Legends of Rock: John Mellencamp in September 2022. A reissue of Mellencamp's beloved eighth studio album Scarecrow is set for release November 4. And Mellencamp embarks on a new tour in winter.
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Friday, March 24, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Brad Paisley, the “Acoustic Storyteller,” returns to Encore Theater April 14 and 15.
Acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alternative rock band Pixies are coming to Encore Theater May 2023.
Sixteen-time GRAMMY-nominated Brian McKnight performs his greatest hits at Encore Theater June 17.
David Foster returns for ‘An Intimate Evening’ featuring special guest Katharine McPhee plus other world-class vocalists at Encore Theater June 23 and 24.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit bring their heartfelt musical poetry articulating the heart and soul of Americana to Encore Theater on July 16.
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