Cathedral Concerts Adds Five-Time Grammy Award Winner Mary Chapin Carpenter to Spring Lineup

One of Nashville’s Most Admired Singer-Songwriters to Perform at Trinity Cathedral on April 30

CLEVELAND (Feb. 24, 2015) – Cathedral Concerts, a new concert series exclusive to Cleveland, announced today that renowned American musician Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at Trinity Cathedral on April 30.

The show is part of Carpenter’s 2015 acoustic trio tour, a series of intimate performances during which she will sing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog.

Irish music group Lúnasa will join her as a special guest for the evening. The New York Times calls Lúnasa “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet.” 

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Carpenter began playing guitar and writing songs early in life, and was playing her songs in D.C. clubs before she was out of her teens. Word of Carpenter’s talents eventually reached Nashville, winning her a deal with Columbia Records, which released her 1987 debut album,“Hometown Girl.”

Nearly three decades later, Carpenter is now one of Nashville’s most admired singer-songwriters and has sold more than 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year twice.

Carpenter’s compositions have been covered by a diverse assortment of artists including Joan Baez, Wynonna Judd, Cyndi Lauper, Trisha Yearwood, Maura O’Connell, Mary Black and Dianne Reeves. In 2012 she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m. ET. Limited VIP seats are available for $75 and general seating is priced at $62.50. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com, www.ticketmaster.com or at the Cathedral Concerts box office (located at 23400 Mercantile Road, Suite #10, Beachwood, Ohio 44122). Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at 1 (866) 468-3401.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Cleveland-based agency The Elevation Group conceived, created and is producing
Cathedral Concerts. Cathedral Concerts has already staged soldout concerts featuring nationally acclaimed touring act Red Wanting Blue and Academy Award winner Glen Hansard. Other acts announced include Howard Jones (March 14) Marc Cohn (May 5) and Bruce Hornsby (May 7).

“The talent that has been brought to this series is incredible and Mary Chapin Carpenter is further proof of that,” said Denny Young, President of The Elevation Group. “I have an immense amount of respect for Mary. As the resident “Irish Music” guys, we could not be more thrilled that Mary is bringing Lúnasa as a part of the engagement.”

“I have followed Mary’s career since she began singing professionally,” said the Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral. Hosting her at Trinity is very gratifying for me personally and the Cathedral will be in good stead the evening of April 30.

“Music has been part of Trinity's mission for decades. Cathedral Concerts and Mary Chapin Carpenter not only extend our reach, but actually takes it to a whole new level.”

About Cathedral Concerts

The Cathedral Concerts series is being designed as a hip, unique and intimate music experience, and events will be staged at Trinity Cathedral throughout 2015. Schedule updates will be announced on a monthly basis and the lineup will feature national and international recording artists including Grammy Award, Academy Award, Billboard Music Award and American Music Award winners.

Trinity Cathedral will become the home to shows presented by some of the more creative and interesting artists from a variety of musical genres.The cathedral’s medieval ambiance and limited capacity (500 seats) will create unparalleled music events in Cleveland.

About The Elevation Group

The Elevation Group is an award-winning sponsorship marketing, event production and communications company. Formed in 2002 by former senior IMG executives Steve Lindecke and Denny Young, Elevation is comprised of experts in sports and music events, sponsorships and personalities.

Over the past decade, Elevation has been a part of several major national and international awards. The company has become known throughout the United States and abroad for its superior events, excellence in music television production and unparalleled sports sponsorship consultation, activation and communication.