Paul Simon

I.M.P. Presents

Paul Simon

Sarah McLachlan

Fri, June 9, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Columbia, Maryland

$55.00 - $175.00

This event is all ages

Please note- there is an 8 ticket limit for this show per customer, credit card number, phone number or email address. Patrons exceeding the ticket limit will have their order cancelled automatically & without notice.

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Paul Simon
Paul Simon
During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture “The Graduate” was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Songs. He was a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007, Mr. Simon was awarded the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Named in honor of the legendary George and Ira Gershwin, this newly created award recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture, and is given annually to a composer or performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwin’s. In 2011 Mr. Simon was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Of Mr. Simon’s many concert appearances he is most fond of the two concerts in Central Park in New York (with his partner and childhood friend Art Garfunkel in 1981 and as a solo artist in 1991) and the series of shows he did at the invitation of Nelson Mandela in South Africa: the first American artist to perform in post-apartheid South Africa. In 1998, his performance on center field at Yankee Stadium celebrating the unveiling of Joe DiMaggio’s monument is a treasured memory for this lifelong Yankee’s fan.

Paul Simon’s philanthropic work includes the co-founding of The Children’s Health Fund with Dr. Irwin Redlener. The CHF donates and staffs mobile medical vans that bring health care to poor and indigent children in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since it’s inception in 1986 it has provided over 3 million doctor/patient visits. In the wake of Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina it was the primary health care source for those communities decimated by the storms. Mr. Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as AMFAR, The Nature Conservancy, The Fund for Imprisoned Children in South Africa and Autism Speaks and The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation.


Package to include:
• One (1) front row reserved ticket
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate to remember your evening

Package to include:
• One (1) premium reserved Price Level 1 ticket
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate to remember your evening

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Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan
With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. The Canadian-born, Grammy and Juno Award winning artist has sold over 40 million albums.

McLachlan was instantly drawn to music as a child and honed her skill by studying voice, classical piano and guitar. At just 17 years old, McLachlan was discovered by Nettwerk Records while leading a New Wave band. With her reluctant parents asking her to focus on school, McLachlan waited two years before signing with Nettwerk. With a deal in place, McLachlan packed her bags, moved to Vancouver and began writing music for her first album Touch.

McLachlan followed up her first gold album with Solace, solidifying her as a rising star in Canada. With two successful albums under her belt, McLachlan began penning the lyrics for Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. An immediate hit in Canada, it became her breakthrough in the United States making it onto the contemporary charts and producing the haunting single “Possession”.

McLachlan’s next album would become her best-selling to date. Surfacing peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 album charts and went eight-time’s platinum in the U.S. The 1997 album was awarded with a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance for “Building a Mystery” and another for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Last Dance”. Surfacing also provided McLachlan with four Juno Awards in her native Canada.

1997 was a big year for McLachlan. Along with her critically-acclaimed Surfacing release, McLachlan helped organize Lilith Fair which brought over 2 million people together during its three-year run. The Lilith Fair tours raised more than $7 million for women’s charities and helped launch the careers of numerous women singer-songwriters. The festival was the most successful all-female music event and was the top-grossing touring festival of that year.

Her prominent role in Lilith Fair also led to several highly-regarded recognitions for McLachlan. In 1998, McLachlan was awarded the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award from New York’s Governor George Pataki for furthering the careers of women in music. McLachlan was then awarded the highest honor a Canadian citizen can receive by being appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999. Given by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, the appointment was in recognition of her successful career, her role in Lilith Fair and the charitable contributions she made to women’s shelters across Canada.

In the summer of 1999 McLachlan released Mirrorball featuring live performances of hit songs from her previous two albums. The four-time platinum selling album earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Album and won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “I Will Remember You”.

In 2001, McLachlan was bestowed another honor by being appointed to the Order of British Columbia. The province’s highest recognition, for excellence and lifetime achievement, was given to her for McLachlan’s dedication to bettering the lives of her fellow citizens.

While taking a break from recording, McLachlan continued her philanthropic efforts by laying the groundwork for the Sarah McLachlan School of Music which officially opened in 2003. The School of Music is an outreach program that provides free after-school musical education, something McLachlan cherished in her own youth, for school-aged children in Vancouver.

Returning to the studio, McLachlan burst back into the spotlight with Afterglow. Reaching double-platinum, Afterglow featured hit singles “Fallen”, “World on Fire” and “Stupid”. McLachlan promoted her album for eight months and followed its release with a year and a half of touring. That extensive tour provided her with the tracks for her 2004 release of Afterglow Live which also included a DVD of concert footage and three music videos from Afterglow.

Changing directions in 2006, McLachlan released her first Christmas album Wintersong. Filled with timeless tracks like her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River” and the winter classic “Silent Night”, the album rose to the #7 album on the Billboard 200 album chart and claimed the #1 spot on iTunes.

In 2010, McLachlan released her first studio album of all original material for the first time in nearly seven years titled Laws of Illusion. Produced by her longtime collaborator Pierre Marchand, the album featured 12 new songs and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. This album featured the single “One Dream” which became the official theme song of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. McLachlan then went on to perform her hit “Ordinary Miracle” at the opening ceremony of the Olympics in her home city Vancouver in front of an estimated 3 billion television viewers worldwide.

Getting back in the studio in 2013, McLachlan began to put together her much anticipated album Shine On. Its release in May of 2014 can’t come soon enough for fans that have waited four years for new material.

Today Sarah continues to call Vancouver home where she resides with her two daughters, India and Taja.
Venue Information:
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland, 21044