Friday, August 9, 8 PM



Joan Osborne is a powerful singer and songwriter whose repertoire reveals a sure command of roots rock, pop, soul, blues, gospel, and jazz. She burst onto the charts in 1995 with the release of Relish, her multi-platinum Grammy-nominated album, which featured the smash single One of Us.

Since then, she’s performed with Motown’s revered rhythm section the Funk Brothers and toured with the Dead (where she first met and sang with Bob Dylan). She’s harmonized with Stevie Wonder at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, duetted with Luciano Pavarotti, and co-headlined a tour with the legendary Mavis Staples. Osborne has amassed a loyal fan base as she’s continuously traveled the country following her restless musical heart. Through it all, she sees more clearly than ever the essential role our troubadours play.

“I feel like music has this important job to do right now,” Osborne says. “Part of that job is to help imagine a better future – and to hang on to hope. I want to play for people and get them up on their feet and dancing. To let music do that thing it does…bring joy and energy because we really need that right now.”

This performance is part of LOH’s FREE Nexus Music and Arts Festival. Location: Main Stage (behind LOH/City Hall)