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Whenever possible, Janis stays after each show to meet people & sign autographs. You don't have to buy anything to say hello!!

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All tour dates updated on May 16, 2020

2019 Tour Dates

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2019 Tour Dates

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  • Sunday June 27 to Saturday July 3

    Swannanoa Gathering Fiddle Mando Banjo Week, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering Fiddle Mando Banjo Week

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

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    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. The final week will also feature a second, more interactive class tentatively titled "War Stories". Time of classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Sunday July 04 to Saturday July 10

    Swannanoa Gathering Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering Traditional Song Week

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

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    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Sunday July 11 to Saturday July 17

    Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

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    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Sunday July 18 to Saturday July 24

    Swannanoa Gathering Old Time Week, Swannanoa, North Carolina,

    Swannanoa Gathering Old Time Week

    Swannanoa, North Carolina,

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    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Sunday July 25 to Saturday July 31

    Swannanoa Gathering Cont. Folk & Guitar Week, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering Cont. Folk & Guitar Week

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Phone: N/A

    Visit the venue's website

    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Thursday, August 5

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, CT

    Phone: (860) 510-0473

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    Janis returns to The Kate a scant year later, at their insistence. She's sure it's too soon, they're sure it's not. She's writing furiously so she can present some new material, and looking forward to visiting one of her all-time favorite venues again! Expect some good, relaxed fun, some tears, an after-show appearance for signing things you've brought and things you may purchase at the "merch table"!!

  • August 6th

    Pearl Foundation private concert, , Massachusetts,

    Pearl Foundation private concert

    , Massachusetts,

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    A private concert benefitting the Pearl Foundation.

  • Saturday, August 7

    Shalin Liu, Rockport, MA

    Shalin Liu

    Rockport, MA

    Phone: (978) 546-7391

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    Janis has been hearing about Shalin Liu from friends for more than a decade, and it's taken this long to coordinate schedules so she could do two nights in this prestigious venue. Expect old songs, new songs, stories, and time afterward for hellos and signing whatever you bring or buy! Since she'll be there for two nights, things should get a bit more relaxed than usual - maybe an extra step out guitar solo, or an audience Q&A. Who knows?! We can promise that this ten-time-Grammy-nominee will put on a great show, with plenty of heart and soul. 8 pm show

  • Sunday, August 8

    Shalin Liu, Rockport, MA

    Shalin Liu

    Rockport, MA

    Phone: (978) 546-7391

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    Janis has been hearing about Shalin Liu from friends for more than a decade, and it's taken this long to coordinate schedules so she could do two nights in this prestigious venue. Expect old songs, new songs, stories, and time afterward for hellos and signing whatever you bring or buy! Since she'll be there for two nights, things should get a bit more relaxed than usual - maybe an extra step out guitar solo, or an audience Q&A. Who knows?! We can promise that this ten-time-Grammy-nominee will put on a great show, with plenty of heart and soul. 8 pm start!

  • Tuesday, August 10

    Shea Theater, Turners Falls, MA

    Shea Theater

    Turners Falls, MA

    Phone: (413) 648-7432

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    And the new venues just keep on coming! We're really excited that Janis will be playing this town-owned theater, a centerpiece of the Turner's Falls resurgence. Expect old songs, new songs, stories, and time afterward for hellos and signing whatever you bring or buy! * 8pm showtime

  • Friday, August 13

    The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA

    The Tin Pan

    Richmond, VA

    Phone: (804) 447-8189

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    Another new venue for Janis, she's really looking forward to a show "in about as intimate a venue as I've played!" Expect old songs, new songs, stories, and time afterward for hellos and signing whatever you bring or buy! * This is a 7pm start time!!!

    TICKETS

  • Saturday, August 14

    The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

    The Birchmere

    Alexandria, VA

    Phone: (703) 549-7500

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    Janis has been playing The Birchmere since... well, we don't know when. Before its present beautiful building, back when dressing rooms were in the basement, separated by sheets! She loves the venue, loves the staff, loves the fact that there's "not a bad seat in the house". A welcome return for a house favorite, with a few new songs to show off and a few old songs to enjoy. Expect a wonderful evening! * 7.30pm start time

  • Friday, August 20

    Newton Theater, Newton, NJ

    Newton Theater

    Newton, NJ

    Phone: (973) 940-6398

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    A Jersey girl herself, Janis is very excited about playing a venue she's never been to before in her home state! Looks like a lot of her friends have been playing there lately, so we think she'll have a bang up time exploring it for herself! Expect a bit of the old and a bit of the new from this 10-time-Grammy nominee! Showtime 8 pm.

  • Sunday, August 22

    Suffolk Theatre, Riverhead, NY

    Suffolk Theatre

    Riverhead, NY

    Phone: 631-727-4343

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    This will wrap up Janis' summer touring, and but for a couple of potential Northwestern dates this fall, her touring for the year. Riverhead looks like a great place to celebrate the end of a season, so expect old songs, new songs, stories, and time afterward for hellos and signing whatever you bring or buy! 8pm show

    TICKETS

  • Monday, September 13 - ON SALE TBA

    Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA, USA

    Montalvo Art Center

    Saratoga, CA, USA

    Phone: (408) 961-5858

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    Janis has never played Montalvo Arts Center - at least, not that she remembers! - but reading about the history of this amazing space, she became determined to visit. A short West Coast run to finish out the year gives her the opportunity. 

    There are no shows currently booked after 2020, so catch this rare opportunity to hear old favorites and new, listen to a few stories, and have a wonderful time with this incredible solo performer. 

    As per usual, there will be an after-show signing. We hope you'll bring your old vinyl, CD's, songbooks, and stop by to say "Hello"!

    If you want to hear what she's up to now, we encourage you to stop by her own website at https://janisian.com and check out "Resist" in the "Listening Room" area - download it and the lyrics for free, then sing along if you dare!

  • Tuesday, September 14

    Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA, USA

    Freight & Salvage

    Berkeley, CA, USA

    Phone: (510) 644-2020

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    Janis' roots in the Berkeley area go deep; it was where she played her first large festival Berkeley Folk Festival, summer 1967) and met Janis Joplin, who helped her pick clothing out for Janis' first Grammy Awards appearance. Her father lived in the Berkeley/Oakland area for more than 30 years, and it's always been one of her favorite places. She considers Freight & Salvage audiences "among the best and warmest", and she's thrilled to be making an appearance here again - her first in more than half a decade.

    There are no shows currently booked after 2020, so catch this rare opportunity to hear old favorites and new, listen to a few stories, and have a wonderful time with this incredible solo performer.

    As per usual, there will be an after-show signing. You are encouraged to bring your old vinyl, CD's, songbooks, and stop by to say "Hello"!

    If you want to hear what she's up to now, we encourage you to stop by her own website and check out "Resist."

  • September 18

    Pear Foundation private concert, , Washington,

    Pear Foundation private concert

    , Washington,

    Phone:

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    A private Pearl Foundation concert!

  • Wednesday, September 22

    Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC, Canada

    Mary Winspear Centre

    Sidney, BC, Canada

    Phone: 250-656-0275

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    Janis is touring less and less; two nights at the wonderful Mary Winspear mark her first foray into the Vancouver area since 2008. There are no shows currently booked after 2020, so catch this rare opportunity to hear old favorites and new, listen to a few stories (including how she and her wife were married in Toronto in 2003!), and have a wonderful time with this incredible solo performer. As per usual, there will be an after-show signing. We hope you bring your old vinyl, CD's, songbooks, and stop by to say "Hello"!

    If you want to hear what she's up to now, we encourage you to stop by the Listening Room at https://janisian.com and check out "Resist", then download the mp3 and lyrics - sing along at the show if you dare!

    ON SALE JANUARY 31 at 10 AM

  • Friday, September 24

    Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC, Canada

    Mary Winspear Centre

    Sidney, BC, Canada

    Phone: 250-656-0275

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis is touring less and less; two nights at the wonderful Mary Winspear mark her first foray into the Vancouver area since 2008. There are no shows currently booked after 2020, so catch this rare opportunity to hear old favorites and new, listen to a few stories (including how she and her wife were married in Toronto in 2003!), and have a wonderful time with this incredible solo performer. As per usual, there will be an after-show signing. We hope you bring your old vinyl, CD's, songbooks, and stop by to say "Hello"!

    If you want to hear what she's up to now, we encourage you to stop by the Listening Room at https://janisian.com and check out "Resist", then download the mp3 and lyrics - sing along at the show if you dare!

    ON SALE JANUARY 31 at 10 AM

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