Woodstock performer 'Melanie' to perform at Center for the Arts

Melanie Safka will perform at the Center for the Arts, Saturday, May 13 (photo provided).

Melanie will be performing a concert at the Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 13 at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm. Ticket prices range from $28-$32. Military/Veterans with ID and children under 18 receive free admission. Call 877-749-ARTS (2787) or visit Center4Art.org for tickets and info.

Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey.

That memorable night at Woodstock she sang her song “Beautiful People” and inspired the first panorama of candles and cigarette lighters ever raised at a concert event. That, in turn, moved the young singer to write “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)," which sold more than one million copies in 1970. This prompted Billboard, Cashbox, Melody Maker, Record World, and Bravo to anoint her as female vocalist of the year. Her single “Brand New Key,” an infectious romp about freedom and roller skates, topped the charts in 1971.

Don’t miss our preshow music by SAMMY award winner Jess Novak at 7:00pm

An evening with Melanie
Saturday May 13, 8pm
Center for the Arts
72 South Main Street, Homer, NY
Phone: 877-749-ARTS (2787)

The Center for the Arts, located in Homer, New York is a 501c3 not-for-profit, cross-discipline arts and events center. The Center’s 400-seat theater, located in a refurbished church built in 1893, with its outstanding acoustics and diverse series of main stage programs, attracts and thrills audiences from Canada, the Mid-Atlantic, and from across New York State.