Mavis Staples

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30pm

About Ms. Staples

For more than six decades, Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Seamlessly crossing genres over the years, from the delta-inflected gospel sound in the 1950s ("Uncloudy Day"), to the engaged protest of the 1960s ("Freedom Highway"), to pop radio in the 1970s with a series of chart hits (“I’ll Take YouThere,” “Respect Yourself,” "Let’s Do It Again") to various jazz and blues collaborations and back to her gospel roots today, Mavis has done it all. 

Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Her previous album, the Tweedy-produced "You Are Not Alone," won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album in 2011, adding a remarkable new chapter to an already historic career.

To purchase tickets to see Mavis Staples at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 9, 2014.

  • $40 General
  • $35 Discount
  • $20 Children 17 & under & UHH/HCC Students with valid ID