Indigo Girls to make return to Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that songwriter/activists, the Indigo Girls, will return to Grass Valley on Sunday, Sept. 10 for a concert in The Center’s intimate Main Stage Theater.
“This will be a very special chance to see world-class entertainment up close in our intimate Main Stage Theatre,” The Center for the Arts Executive Director Julie Baker said. “With just 315 reserved seats, this concert is sure to sell out quickly. We encourage Indigo Girls fans to become Center members to enjoy one of the key benefits of membership — early access to tickets.”
Tickets go on sale to The Center’s Encore Club ($1,000 plus donors) on Wednesday, May 18 with tickets on sale to Center members on May 23 and on sale to the general public on June 6.
Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Ray and Saliers are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.
After signing to Epic Records in 1988, the Indigo Girls released their critically acclaimed eponymous album to thunderous praise; it remained on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 35 weeks, earned double platinum status, received a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist” and won “Best Contemporary Folk Recording.” They were overnight folk icons who continued to live up to the high standards they’d set for themselves: they’ve since released 14 albums (3 platinum and 3 gold), received six Grammy nominations and have won one. Indigo Girls have toured with innumerable star acts including Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, R.E.M., Sarah MacLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Jewel and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Having established an intensely dedicated fan base, the duo continues to remain relevant and attract new fans. With their latest release, Beauty Queen Sister, released on IG Recordings distributed by Vanguard Records, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.
In 2015 Indigo Girls released their 16th studio album, One Lost Day, produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin and mixed by Brian Joseph.