Judy Collins Crosses ‘Silver Blue Skies’

Folk artist Judy Collins embarks on a U.S. tour today. The trek will feature the iconic musician performing solo and accompanied by Ari Hest on select dates.

Photo: AP Photo / Nick Wass
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Collins began her musical journey at age 13 as a piano prodigy conquering Mozart’s “Concerto for Two Pianos.” Later she picked up the guitar and followed her instincts into the world of folk music. Her debut album, A Maid Of Constant Sorrow, was released in 1961. Six years later, Wildflowers was dropped with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” and the LP has landed in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Her latest album, Silver Blue Skies, is out now via Wildflower/Cleopatra Records. Collins collaborated with singer/songwriter Ari Hest for the project, which features songs the duo wrote together.

Check out the routing below. Ari Hest appears on bolded dates.

June 3 – Ann Arbor, Mich., The Ark
June 4 – Amagansett, N.Y., The Stephen Talkhouse
June 10 – Montreal, Quebec, Rialto Theatre
June 11 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
June 12 – Kerrville, Texas, Quiet Valley Ranch (Kerrville Folk Festival)

June 14 – Winnsboro, Texas, Trails Center For The Arts
June 17 – Old Saybrook, Conn., Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
June 18 –
Old Saybrook, Conn., Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
June 23 – Minneapolis, Minn., Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
June 30 – Penn Valley, Calif., Western Gateway Park
July 1 – Napa, Calif., Uptown Theatre Napa
July 2 – Monterey, Calif., Golden State Theatre
July 8 – Newport, Ore., Newport Perf. Arts Ctr.
July 9 – Newport, Ore., Newport Perf. Arts Ctr.
July 10 – Portland, Ore., Aladdin Theatre
July 11 – Bend, Ore., Tower Theatre
July 15 – Las Vegas, Nev., Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino
July 21 – Florence, S.C., Francis Marion University
July 23 – Stratton, Vt., Stratton Mountain Resort
Aug. 18 – Highland Park, Ill., The Pavillion At Ravinia Park
Aug. 20 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Live At The Ludlow Garage
Aug. 24 – Portsmouth, N.H., Prescott Park
Aug. 25 – Truro, Mass., Payomet Performing Arts Center
Sept. 24 – Lawrence, Kan., Lied Center Of Kansas
Oct. 9 – Boston, Mass., The Wilbur
Oct. 20 – Lewisburg, Pa., Weis Center For The Perf. Arts
Oct. 21 – Bethlehem, Pa., Musikfest Cafe At ArtsQuest Center
Oct. 22 – Flushing, N.Y., Queens College
Oct. 28 – Melbourne, Fla., King Center For Performing Arts
Oct. 29 – Ocala, Fla., Circle Square Cultural Center
Nov. 3 – Carmel, Ind., The Warehouse
Nov. 4 – Carmel, Ind., The Warehouse
Nov. 5 – Franklin, Tenn., Franklin Theatre
Jan. 26 – Kauai, Hawaii, Kauai Beach Resort
Jan. 27 – Kahului, Hawaii, Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jan. 28 – Honokaa, Hawaii, Honokaa Peoples Theatre
Jan. 29 – Honolulu, Hawaii, Mamiya Theatre

Don McLean appears Oct. 29. Some shows are on sale now. Check individual venues for details or visit JudyCollins.com for more information.