Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin confirm fall tour will include a visit to Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Pantages Theatre

June 12, 2023


MINNEAPOLIS (June 12, 2023) — Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced today that longtime friends Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on an extensive tour this fall across the US with a stop in Minneapolis at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave.) on Friday Oct. 13, 2023 at 8 p.m. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs, appearing on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories.

The newly confirmed tour includes stops at Fort Lauderdale’s Amaturo Theater, Birmingham’s Lyric Theatre, Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater, Evanston’s Cahn Auditorium, Minneapolis’ Pantages Theater and Ithaca’s State Theatre among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. to the general public at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) and online at

Friday Oct. 13 8 p.m. Pantages Theatre $60-115

Over the course of her renowned career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five GRAMMY Awards (with 18 nominations), two CMA awards, two ACM awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Carpenter’s most recent release, One Night Lonely (Live), was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. A rare solo performance, the album was recorded at Carpenter’s favorite venue, Virginia’s legendary Wolf Trap (where she will return on August 26 with special guest Dawes), and features songs from across her acclaimed career including several from her latest studio album, The Dirt And The Stars. A DVD of the live concert, which premiered on PBS, is also available here.

Shawn Colvin won her first GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut album, Steady On, in 1989. She has been a mainstay of the contemporary folk music scene ever since, releasing twelve superlative albums and establishing herself as an enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. Colvin triumphed at the 1998 GRAMMY Awards, winning both Record and Song of the Year for Sunny Came Home.” Her inspiring and candid memoir, Diamond In The Rough, was published in 2012. Shawn was recently recognized for her career accomplishments when she was honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association. Presenting her with this prestigious award was Bonnie Raitt. Said Raitt, Shes simply one of the best singers Ive ever heard— and a truly gifted and deep songwriter and guitarist… She was groundbreaking when she emerged and continues to inspire me and the legions of fans and other singer/songwriters coming up in her wake.”

September 28—Immokalee, FL—Seminole Casino
September 29—Fort Lauderdale, FL—Amaturo Theater
September 30—Clearwater, FL—Capitol Theatre
October 3—Birmingham, AL—Lyric Theatre
October 4—Chattanooga, TN—Walker Theatre
October 6—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
October 8—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
October 10—Ann Arbor, MI—Michigan Theater
October 11—Evanston, IL—Cahn Auditorium
October 12—Eau Claire, WI—Pablo Center at the Confluence
October 13—Minneapolis, MN—Pantages Theatre
October 14—Urbana, IL—Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
October 18—Newark, OH—Midland Theatre
October 20—Buffalo, NY—University of Buffalo
October 21—Ithaca, NY—State Theater
October 22—Potsdam, NY—Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall
October 24—York, PA—Appel Center for the Performing Arts

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at

This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.