On July 25 at 7:30 p.m., Elm Street Cultural Arts Village’s outdoor concert series, the Lantern Series, will welcome Shana Tucker, a cellist-singer-songwriter who delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoulTM.

Tucker was originally scheduled to perform on June 27 at 7:30 p.m., but due to state executive orders regarding live event venues and conventions, the concert had to be postponed until after July 1, when the order will be lifted. 

“We are so disheartened to delay this concert, as we were so looking forward to gathering with our community to share Shana’s infectious blend of two musical worlds,” Elm Street’s Marketing Coordinator, Justin Spainhour-Roth, said. “However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we cannot wait to have her here a month later in July!” 

Tucker's melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of rhythm and blues into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. Shana’s style and sound has been described as a blend of well-known singers/songwriters such as Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity reminiscent of Bill Withers. Tucker also devotes a considerable amount of her time to working with students in schools and universities, community centers and summer camps throughout the year as part of her mission to promote arts education programming for students of all ages.

“We are more than excited to bring a musical pioneer to the Lantern Series,” said Elm Street’s Production Manager Brian. “Shana Tucker has found a new style of music, Chamber Soul, that has the musical excellence of a true classical sound mashed up with all of the emotions and power behind soul music.” 

The concert is appropriate for all ages. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks (no outside alcohol). Reformation beer and a variety of wines will be available for purchase. 

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Georgia Council for the Arts and will take place on the Elm Street Event Green, 111 Elm. St in Woodstock.

Tickets are on sale at www.elmstreetarts.org. All sales are final and the concert is rain or shine. Tables and seats are available at varying levels.

Elm Street has contacted all ticket buyers impacted explaining the situation and have offered options to either exchange or donate the value of their ticket(s) as a tax-deductible donation. 

For more information, call 678-494-4251.

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is closely monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks as well as spikes and is working diligently to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are met for the health, safety, and comfort of audience members, volunteers, and the artists.

Updates will be provided regarding programming and the most up-to-date information will be available on their social media as well as their website at elmstreetarts.org/april-may-update-on-programming-during-covid-19/.

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