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Past Event Sound Series: An Evening with Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay is standing outside on a boardwalk in front of a carnival-like place that has a sign that looks like a clown face with Scream Zone around it. She is wearing a black coat and holding a large, pink purse.

Photo by Robin Pappas

We welcome back the inimitable singer/songwriter, Nellie McKay for a special CD release show for Hey Guys, Watch This, her first album of original material in 13 years. Since Get Away from Me, Nellie’s debut record, she has released a number of well-received albums with as many different sounds, ranging from pop to jazz to rock & folk, always defying categorization. Her music has been used on radio, TV, and in the movies, and she has appeared on many shows, from Letterman to A Prairie Home Companion, as well as writing & performing acclaimed bios of Barbara Graham, Rachel Carson, Billy Tipton, and Joan Rivers.

A nominee for The Ovation award for Ethan Coen’s A Play is a Poem, Nellie won a Theatre World award for her work on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, & Drama Desk award for off-Broadway’s Old Hats. She has written and activated for humans, animals, and the environment since childhood, and continues to push for peace & justice for all.

“A renegade songwriter with an ultraflexible Great American Songbook sensibility. McKay finds modern resonances everywhere.” – Rolling Stone

  • Nellie McKay performance begins at 8 p.m.
  • Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.