Sunshine Comes to Stonington 8/24

As always you can buy your OHA! tix at the best farmers market in Maine every Friday from 10AM to Noon. That’s the Stonington Farmers Market, rain OR sunshine! 🙂

STONINGTON – Opera House Arts is honored to present legendary folk rock musician Jonathan Edwards in a solo appearance in the intimacy of its intimate, 250-seat historic home, the 1912 Stonington Opera House on Saturday, August 24 at 7 pm. This is a rare chance to see Edwards—who made his name initially as an opening act for acts such as The Allman Brothers Band and B.B. King, and is best known for his 1972 hit single, “Sunshine”—in a small setting for a low cost ticket.

Jonathan Edwards concerts are characterized by their warmth. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. “Sunshine” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a 1972 gold disc.

“It was just at the time of the Vietnam War and Nixon,” Edwards has said of “Sunshine.” “It was looking bad out there. That song meant a lot to a lot of people during that time—especially me.”

Edwards’ recordings include the rural, country inspired Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboy and Have a Good Time For Me. Other recordings include Lucky Day, Rockin’ Chair, Sailboat, Blue Ridge, and a 1987 children’s album, Little Hands, which was selected by the American Library Association as a Notable Children’s Recording. He has toured with a Broadway show, appeared in films with Mariel Hemingway and Rip Torn, and toured with rock luminaries including Don McLean, Tom Rush, Steve Forbert, and Al Stewart.

Advance general admission tickets for this one night only special event are $20 at, with a small number of reserved premium seating tickets available at $25. Tickets are also available by stopping by or by calling the Opera House Arts’ Box Office at 207-367-2788.


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