Loudon Wainwright III in Concert

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Saturday, September 17, 2016  7:30 PMEnds:Saturday, September 17, 2016  9:00 PM

$32.50/$27.50, not including ticketing fees


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

Enjoy an evening with a very special singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III at the Newport Performing Arts Center. It's a benefit for the Entertain the Future! capital campaign to expand and enhance the center. 

A 2010 Grammy winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for "High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," Wainwright has also been nominated twice before, for 1985's "I'm Alright" and 1986's "Love Songs." "High Wide & Handsome" also netted the best album award in 2009 from NPR's Ken Tucker ("Fresh Air," Entertainment Weekly magazine).

"Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who... brought confessional poetry into popular song... Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation." - Stephen Holden, New York Times

His songs have been covered by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Mose Allison, Big Star, Freakwater, Norma Waterson, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and Rufus Wainwright, among others.

Film acting credits include: Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" (for which he also recorded the soundtrack) and "The 40 Year Old Virgin," Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration," Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown," Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator," Tim Burton's "Big Fish," "28 Days," alongside Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen and Steve Buscemi; "Jacknife," alongside Robert De Niro and Ed Harris; and Neil Simon's "The Slugger's Wife."

Television acting credits include: "Parks and Recreation" (w/ Amy Poehler), "Undeclared" (w/ Seth Rogen & writer/producer Judd Apatow), "Grounded for Life," "Ally McBeal," "The T.V. Show" (w/ Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Billy Crystal), where he played keyboard with the early Spinal Tap, which made its first appearance on this program; a recurring role on M*A*S*H and a role as the original musician/sidekick on The David Letterman Show.

Stay & Go!

Stay two nights at our partner lodging establishments and receive two tickets to a concert/show at the Newport Performing Arts Center during your stay! Tickets will be held at the Box Office until the day of the event, and will be issued to the bearer of a voucher issued by the lodging establishment to verify your stay for two nights. One night of your stay must match the date of the tickets issued. If it's just you, you'll get a single ticket – if two people stay, get two tickets. Offer is limited, subject to ticket availability. 

Our Lodging Partners:

Embarcadero marina logoEmbarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina
1000 SE Bay Boulevard
Newport, OR 97365

Agate Beach MotelAgate Beach Motel
175 NW Gilbert Way
Newport, OR 97365
800.755.5674 or 541.265.8746

The Landing at Newport logoThe Landing at Newport
890 SE Bay Boulevard
Newport, OR 97365

Sylvia Beach Hotel logoSylvia Beach Hotel
267 NW Cliff Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-265-5428 • 888-795-8422

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