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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Presented in Collaboration with City Winery

Saturday August 5, 2023 at 8:00pm

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Saturday August 5, 2023 at 8:00pm

Some of us (not all!) are old enough to remember the tug of our heartstrings when we first heard Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “Passionate Kisses,” “I Feel Lucky,” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” among her countless other country / folk / rock hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Having since won five Grammy and two CMA awards and sold over 15 million albums, this acclaimed mega singer / songwriter continues to awe fans around the world. With her full band in tow, she brings her emotional, empowering, and inspiring artistry to Caramoor’s Venetian Theater. Come be star-struck with us!

Garden Listening / For those who prefer a more casual concert environment, Garden Listening tickets are $20, and are free for Members and children under 18 years old. Listen to the concert broadcast onto Friends Field (audio only) while enjoying a picnic, admiring a starry sky, or relaxing with the family. We recommend you bring your own seating for Garden Listening.

Summer Season Shuttle / Take the FREE shuttle from Metro North’s Katonah train station to and from Caramoor! The shuttle runs before and after every summer afternoon and evening concert. No need to RSVP to get on the shuttle, it will be there when you arrive (in the parking lot side of the station). And if it’s not there, that means that it just left and will be back in 5-10 minutes!

Schedule of Events

Please note that Mary Chapin Carpenter’s concert will now begin at 8:00pm.
6:00pm / Grounds Open
7:30pm / Venetian Theater Opens
8:00pm / Concert Begins

Learn More About the Artist

Mary Chapin Carpenter

With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded two albums — The Dirt And The Stars, released in August 2020, and One Night Lonely, recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shutdown, nominated for Best Folk Album at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.   

Of her new album The Dirt and the Stars, produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) and recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath in southwest England, Carpenter quotes the writer Margaret Renkl, “’We are all in the process of becoming.’ That doesn’t stop at a certain age. To be always a student of art and music and life, as she says, that, to me, is what makes life worth living. The songs are very personal and they’re difficult in some ways, and definitely come from places of pain and self-illumination, but also places of joy, discovery and the rewards of self- knowledge. They arrived from looking outward as much as inward, speaking to life changes, growing older, politics, compassion, #metoo, heartbreak, empathy, the power of memory, time and place. There are many themes, but they all come back to that initial truth that we are all constantly ‘becoming’ through art and expression.”  

To learn more about Mary Chapin Carpenter, please visit her website (marychapincarpenter.com). 

Health & Safety / We’re committed to maintaining the health and safety of our audience, artists, and staff, while ensuring that every visit to Caramoor is comfortable and enjoyable. Click here for more information and up-to-date health and safety policies.

Caramoor is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.
All concerts made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.