Tonight: Mavis Staples at the Botanic Gardens

With a career that spans over six decades, Mavis Staples (appearing tonight with Dr. John & the Lower 911 at the Botanic Gardens) doesn't need much of an introduction. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famer began her gospel-influenced singing career as part of the Staple Singers family institution in the 1950s and hasn't stopped making powerful music since.

Working closely with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who produced and helped write her latest effort, 2010's You Are Not Alone, Staples continues to gather new legions of fans with her unbreakable voice and the undeniable soul she displays. This show is all-ages, and tickets are $56-$61. Doors open at 6 p.m., and performances begin at 7.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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