ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Joan Baez is coming to Englewood Sunday, March 6 to perform at the Bergen Performing Arts Center.
Baez has been as busy as ever in the years since she celebrated the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. In addition to multiple tours of the United States and abroad, recently her 1960 debut Vanguard LP was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame, and it also was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry.
In May 2015, Baez also received Amnesty International’s highest honor, its "Ambassador of Conscience Award," in recognition of her exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights. That follows the presentation to her of the inaugural "Joan Baez Award" for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights at Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary gathering in 2012.
The Recording Academy also awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Her 2008 album "Day After Tomorrow" was nominated for a Grammy, and its release was followed by the PBS American Masters premier of her life story, "Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound."
Baez remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable -- marching on the front line of the civil rights movement with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, singing on the first Amnesty International tour and more recently, standing alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday.
She also shone a spotlight on the free speech movement, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the Vietnam War, then 40 years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war.
The concert is at 8 p.m. The Bergen Performing Arts Center is at 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood,
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or by calling the box office at 201-227-1030.