Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, creator of the Broadway smash Hadestown, will appear at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center’s Hodgson Concert Hall Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. She is touring in support of her critically acclaimed new self-titled album, and will also perform with the folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman.
Bonny Light Horseman is a trio comprised of Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (best known for his project Fruit Bats and stints with The Shins), and Josh Kaufman (instrumentalist and producer known for his work with Hiss Golden Messenger, Bob Weir, and The National). Bonny Light Horseman will perform selections from their two-time Grammy-nominated album of traditional folk songs with a contemporary twist, before Mitchell takes to the stage to share songs from her new album as well as her back catalogue of audience favorites.
Anais Mitchell is Mitchell’s seventh solo album and her first in a decade. It follows an eventful few years, in which Hadestown won eight Tony Awards and Mitchell moved with her family back to her native Vermont, had her second child, and turned 40. Paste magazine calls the new record “the first great folk album of the year.” In a four-star, album-of-the-week review in the Guardian, critic Alexis Petridis says it is “the work of an artist who has succeeded on a big stage now working in miniature, sweating the small stuff with charming results.”
The 25th anniversary season of the UGA Performing Arts Center has even more folk and roots music ahead. Irish acoustic group Lúnasa will perform at Hodgson Concert Hall Thursday, March 24. The Milk Carton Kids, a folk duo who has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, appear Thursday, April 14. On Friday, May 6, young Sierra Hull, one of the standout mandolin players of her generation, comes to Athens with her husband, multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses.
For each of these performances, 25 tickets are available for just $25, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets for UGA students are always $10.
For a complete list of UGA Presents performances, click here.
Three Ways to Order Tickets
- Purchase tickets online 24/7 online here.
- Call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at (706) 542-4400, Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office, Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (5 minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)
For information about the Performing Arts Center’s current COVID-19 protocols, click here. Flexible ticketing will be in place for all performances occurring through May. Patrons may exchange tickets for another performance or receive a full refund until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance, if occurring on a weekday, or by Friday at 5:00 p.m. if occurring on a weekend.
Photo: Annie Beedy