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Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Prescott Park

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to the Wilcox Industries Stage this Saturday, July 12th, as part of the River House Restaurant Concert Series. With five Grammys, two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards, Carpenter’s return to the park will surely live up to her sparkling resume and spellbinding performance of last year. Throughout a career spanning more than three decades, Carpenter’s compositions have been covered by countless artists in as many diverse forms. Her iconic musical style and particular genius have delighted loyal fans and moved audiences for generations.

Executive Director Ben Anderson states, “Bringing Mary to the park for another season is such a treat, and the park is the perfect venue to see this world-class talent in an unbelievably intimate setting yet again.” Carpenter will perform tracks from her most recent, and exquisite album, Songs from the Movie, released earlier this year as well as songs from her existing and highly acclaimed catalog.

As with all Prescott Park Arts Festival events, concerts are free and open to the public with a suggested $8-$10 donation. The renowned River House Restaurant Concert Series that will also feature acts like Ingrid Michaelson (July 27); The Lone Bellow (July 16); Houndmouth (July 23); The Wood Brothers, as part of the folk festival with Shakey Graves, Pokey LaFarge and The Stray Birds (July 25); Iris Dement (July 30); Martin Sexton (August 6); Hot Club of Cowtown (August 9); Loudon Wainwright III(August 13); Ruthie Foster (August 20); Taj Mahal (August 22); Chris Smither (August 23); The Wailin’ Jennys (August 27); Spirit Family Reunion (August 31); and Dr John & The Nite Trippers (September 13) Prescott Park Arts Festival is of course not limited to an exceptional summer concert lineup. Shrek the Musical can be enjoyed weekly from the Wilcox Industries Main Stage. Enthusiastic crowds, young and old embarked on an exciting journey with Shrek, Donkey and the rest of the fairytale cast. Shrek the Musical runs all summer long, Thursday through Sunday. Reservation information can be found on the Festival website  

Tables on the Federal Savings Bank VIP Seating Deck are available for reservations as of Monday, May 12, in addition to the blanket reservations in front of the Wilcox Industries Main Stage. Special discount pricing is available for Festival members. Space is limited. Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Seacoast’s premier outdoor performing arts venue, offering a uniquely accessible experience of high quality live theater and music -- no fixed admissions fees -- in an idyllic natural setting. For more information, contact Ben Anderson, Executive Director, at 603-436-2848 or

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