Legendary America’s songwriter Jimmy Webb is “Up Up and Away” at his LIVE! From Vero Beach concert

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Jimmy Webb at the piano.

America’s Songwriter, Composer, Singer Jimmy Webb is known worldwide as a master of his trade.   Jimmy Webb’s career is full of surprises!

The 7 p.m. audience attending Webb’s Thursday, March 21st concert at The Emerson Center will be more than surprised…plainly, they will be beyond thrilled… enjoying his tunes that made him a platinum hit winner with “The Worst That Could Happen,” and other major hits like“Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “All I Know” and “MacArthur Park.” Webb is also a leader and mentor in the industry as a champion for songwriters. Jimmy Webb’s songs have been recorded or performed by an impressive range of artists including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, R.E.M., Michael Feinstein, Isaac Hayes and Judy Collins. In 2016, Rolling Stone listed Webb as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time.

 “An Evening with Jimmy Webb” is more than a concert…his performance is a master class you can sing along with.   As Webb performs five decades of music on this tour, the songs prove evergreen, resonating with his longtime fans as well as new devotees introduced to the music through covers by modern chart toppers as he shares the stories behind the hits.

Webb’s 2017 memoir, “The Cake and The Rain”, is a surprising and unusual book. Webb’s talent as a writer and storyteller is on every page, rich with a sense of time and place, and with the voices of characters, vanished and living, famous and not. Mr. Webb will be making a special appearance on Wednesday, March 20, 4 p.m. at the Vero Beach Book Center to speak about his book and autograph your personal copy. Please join him. Bring your book along for a personal autograph!

This concert is co-produced by MusicWorks, Inc. and Paris Productions while Presenting Sponsors are Cindy O’Dare and Richard Boga of Premier Estate Properties.  Show sponsor is Alex MacWilliam Real Estate/

Tickets are on sale now for all concerts. Visit the website for seating locations and ticket prices: www.MusicWorksConcerts.com or call (800)595-4849.

 The final concert is on Wed., Apr.10-Max Weinberg’s JukeBox –Performing Rock & Roll Classics.

In-kind sponsors include ABC Printing as the Printing sponsor and Majestic Theatre as the Screen Sponsor.  Other sponsors include The Audio House, CenterState, Joe and Denise Corr, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, New Vision Eye Center, Ocean Grill, Charles Schwab and Springhill Suites by Marriott. Non-profit partnerships include The Cultural Council of Indian River County, The Emerson Center, Indian River Land Trust, Veterans Council of IRC, Quail Valley Charities and Vero Beach Centennial.

The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16thStreet and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. Come early and purchase drinks and appetizers from the Emerson Center Café. Parking is free and plentiful. Elevators are accessible to the second floor balcony seats.  Hearing devices are available. For more information call 772-234-4412.

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