*Please note: Due to Thursday’s weather forecast, we are moving Peter Mulvey’s performances to Friday, September 11 at 6pm and 8:30pm! All previously purchased tickets are good for Friday’s show!
Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember. Raised a working-class Catholic on the Northwest side of Milwaukee, he took a semester in Ireland, and immediately began cutting classes to busk on Grafton Street in Dublin and hitchhike through the country, finding whatever gigs he could. Back stateside, he spent a couple years gigging in the Midwest before lighting out for Boston, where he returned to busking (this time in the subway) and coffeehouses. Small shows led to larger shows, which eventually led to regional and then national and international touring. The wheels have not stopped since.
Eighteen records, one illustrated book, thousands of live performances, a TEDx talk, a decades-long association with the National Youth Science Camp, opening for luminaries such as Ani DiFranco, Emmylou Harris, and Chuck Prophet, appearances on NPR, an annual autumn tour by bicycle, emceeing festivals, hosting his own boutique festival (the Lamplighter Sessions, in Boston and Wisconsin)… Mulvey never stops. He has built his life’s work on collaboration and on an instinct for the eclectic and the vital. He folds everything he encounters into his work: poetry, social justice, scientific literacy, and a deeply abiding humanism are all on plain display in his art.
For Live Under the Arch events, capacity in the lower lobby (bathroom access) is limited to 10 people at a time. Anytime patrons are not seated at their tables, masks are to be worn. All staff and volunteers will be in masks and taking safety precautions for fellow staff members and our patrons. Each table is exclusive to the ticket buyer. No tables are shared.
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