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    Dar Williams

    Presented by at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    January 31, 2014


    Dar Williams

     A major force in the New England folk scene, singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk by fusing blues, rock, and jazz resulting in a uniquely organic sound. In the early 1990s, she rose from the Northeast coffeehouse circuit to the national spotlight when Joan Baez recorded several of her songs and invited Dar to tour with her. Williams has also performed and recorded with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Ellis Paul, Allison Kraus, Béla Fleck, and many more. Her 1998 collaboration with Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky (Cry Cry Cry) was a critically-acclaimed success.


    Selling over a million albums during her career, she has been named one of the most influential singersongwriters of her time by Rolling Stone, Spin, and Paste Magazine. NPR’s World Café praised her “smart and serious songs with her trademark wit.” Williams recently released her tenth album, 2012’s highly praised In The Time of Gods, which ranks right up there with her best work. Plain spoken and heartfelt, yet inspired & ambitious, she stands as one of the most prolific & endearing singer-songwriters of contemporary folk today.


    "Dar Williams, one of America's very best singer-songwriters… Her songs are beautiful. Some are like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh—not a cliché or a clunker in her entire songbook." 

     -The New Yorker

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street
    Rockport, MA 01966

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $52, $41, $31

    Phone: 978-546-7391


    Streets highlighted in Pink are METERED parking options
    Street highlighted in Blue are UN-METERED parking options
    Red “P” icons indicate Town Metered Parking Lots
    Blue “P” icons indicate Unmetered Town Parking Lots
    Area noted as “NO PARK” is permit parking only, unauthorized vehicles will be towed

    Institution for Savings, 16 Main Street
    Pending availability, free parking is often available for Rockport Music ticket holders, M-F after 6pm; after noon on Saturday and all day Sunday. Enter the lot at the Main Street driveway. Distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center: 200 ft. Please note that other organizations often have access to this lot, and on those days Rockport Music patrons must seek other parking options. Please be aware that if there is not a parking attendant to assist, do not block other cars access to the exit.

    Peg Leg Inn, Beach Street
    Enter the lot via the driveway opposite the Front Beach restrooms. From Memorial Day to early October the lot is available to Rockport Music patrons at a reduced rate of $8, after 5 PM (4 PM on Sundays). Distance to Performance Center: 350 yd.

    Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway
    Coming from the Route 128 traffic lights, follow Route 127 into town, where the road curves left, go straight ahead onto Broadway. Pass the Senior Center on the left (building with canon out front) and the Post Office on your right. Adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot on your left is a small lot for the Town Hall Annex. This small lot allows for free parking on evenings and weekends. Distance to Performance Center: 120 yd.

    Finally, use of unmetered spaces is encouraged. If possible, Rockport Music asks that you consider avoiding metered parking during the day (evening concerts are fine), as merchants and restaurants depend on these spaces for their patrons. Meters are strictly enforced, 7 days a week. New rates and credit-card accepting meters take effect the week of August 5, 2012: $1/hour from 10 AM to 8 PM.

    Evening Alternative
    Ace Hardware parking lot off Railroad Avenue. If specifically noted on the website or in an email notification to ticket holders, this lot will be reserved for Rockport Music ticket holders. It is located next to the MBTA railroad station. Distance to Performance Center: 1,000 yd (0.6 mile). There is no shuttle service.

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