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Bob Dylan Center Presents

Mavis Staples

  May 25, 2024 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM

GENERAL ADMISSION / GENERAL ADMISSION - BDC Public Onsale: March 15, 2024 10:00 AM to May 25, 2024 8:00 PM

Mavis Staples
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The Bob Dylan Center presents an evening with the legendary Mavis Staples, who previously appeared at Cain's Ballroom to kick off the center's VIP Opening Weekend in May 2022. Staples now returns for a rousing evening of raise-the-roof R&B classics. Hailed by NPR as "one of America's defining voices of freedom and peace," Staples is a once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture is profound and enduring, and whose passionate artistry is matched by her fierce commitment to social justice. She marched with MLK, performed at John F. Kennedy's inauguration, sang at Barack Obama's White House, and has collaborated with Bob Dylan, Prince, Wilco and Bon Iver. As Levon Helm of The Band once said, Staples is, simply, "the truth."

This special event will benefit the Bob Dylan Center's education programs, which provide music-based learning and enrichment opportunities for thousands of K–12 students annually. The concert will be preceded by a brief ceremony featuring the recipients of the inaugural Mavis Staples Freedom Highway Essay Award, for which students reflect on the ways in which music can serve as a catalyst for positive change.

Many thanks to Bob Dylan Center Founding Partners Bob Ramsey and Jenny Norton for supporting the Mavis Staples Freedom Highway Essay Award.

This is a general admission, seated event.  Limited stageside table seating available; please contact for more info.


Please do not attend this event if you have a diagnosis of coronavirus, have been in contact with a confirmed case in the last 5 days or have been told to quarantine/isolate within the last 5 days. Also, do not attend if you are showing symptoms of a new cough, a new onset of shortness of breath, or had a fever within the last 48 hours.

Smoking and vaping is not allowed inside of Cain's Ballroom.


Advance tickets have a 4 ticket limit. This is per person, address, credit card, email, etc... Orders over this limit may have any or all of their orders refunded without notice.

Number of Tickets
Limit 8 tickets per order.

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.