Mary Chapin Carpenter confirms 2022 Summer Headline Tour!

Art by Mark Herald

March 7, 2022—Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on an extensive headline tour this summer with shows at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, Denver’s Botanic Gardens, Minneapolis’ Pantages Theater, Boston’s The Wilbur, Charlotte’s Knight Center and Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium among many others. Carpenter will also perform select co-headline dates with Emmylou Harris this summer including stops at Charlottesville’s Sprint Pavilion, Vienna’s Wolf Trap and Chicago’s Ravinia Theater. See below for complete itinerary. Tickets for the shows go on-sale this Friday, March 11 at 10:00am local time. Details can be found at

The upcoming performances add to yet another notable year for Carpenter, who is nominated for Best Folk Album at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards for her record, One Night Lonely (Live). A rare solo performance, One Night Lonely (Live) was recorded in November of 2020 at Carpenter’s favorite venue, Virginia’s legendary Wolf Trap, 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 at PBS earlier this summer, is also now available. Additionally, during the pandemic shut down, Carpenter stayed connected with fans by sharing Songs From Home, a virtual concert series which has been viewed over 10 million times, and subsequently released as an accompanying coffee table book. 

Reflecting on One Night Lonely (Live), Carpenter shares, “Strange yet magical, those are my words to describe the feeling of being alone on this hometown stage at Wolf Trap. I was struck by the stillness of the empty seats and the lonely echo of all this space. While I missed seeing the audience and feeling that connection, I was so grateful for the opportunity to play a show during the pandemic shut down.” 

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 15 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. 


1. The Age of Miracles 

2. Chasing What’s Already Gone 

3. Farther Along and Further In 

4. Sometimes Just The Sky 

5. I Have A Need For Solitude 

6. Something Tamed, Something Wild

7. Houston 

8. I Take My Chances

9. Grand Central Station

10. All Broken Hearts Break Differently 

11. This Shirt 

12. I Am A Town 

13. Stones In The Road 

14. Heroes And Heroines

15. Old D-35

16. This Is Love 

17. John Doe No. 24

18. Don’t Need Much To Be Happy 

19. He Thinks He’ll Keep Her

20. Why Shouldn’t We

21. Twilight

22. Late For Your Life

23. The Hard Way 

24. Between The Dirt And The Stars 

25. The Things That We Are Made Of 

26. Traveler’s Prayer


June 8—Santa Rosa, CA—Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

June 9—San Francisco, CA—Palace of Fine Arts

June 10—Monterey, CA—Golden State Theater

June 12—San Luis Obispo, CA—Freemont Theater

June 14—El Cajon, CA—The Magnolia

June 15—Scottsdale, AZ—Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

June 16—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theater

June 18—Santa Barbara, CA—Lobrero Theater

June 20—Los Angeles, CA—Venue TBA

June 21—Grass Valley, CA—Center for the Arts

June 23—Eugene, OR—Hult Center

June 24—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall

June 25—Seattle, WA—Moore Theater

July 6—Salt Lake City, UT—Venue TBA

July 7—Denver, CO—Denver Botanic Gardens

July 8—Colorado Springs, CO—Pikes Peak Performing Arts Center

July 9—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center

July 13—Minneapolis, MN—Pantages Theater

July 14—Bayfield, WI—Big Top Chautauqua

July 15—Iowa City, IA—Englert Theater

July 16—Champaign, IL—Virginia Theater

July 17—Lawrence, KS—Liberty Hall

July 19—Cincinnati, OH—Memorial Hall

July 21—Columbus, OH—Davidson Theater

July 22—New Haven, KY—The Amphitheater at Dant Crossing

August 9—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center

August 10—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center

August 11—North Truro, MA—Payomet Performing Arts Center

August 12—Boston, MA—The Wilbur

August 13—Northampton, MA—The Pines

August 14—Portland, ME—State Theatre

August 16—Reading, PA—The Miller Center

August 17—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts Center

August 19—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium

August 20—Charlotte, NC—Knight Center

August 21—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

August 23—Charlottesville, VA—Sprint Pavilion*

August 24—Geneva, NY—Smith Opera House

August 25—Chautauqua, NY—Chautauqua Institution*

August 26—Ridgefield, CT—Ridgefield Playhouse

August 27—Vienna, VA—Wolf Trap*

August 30—Kennet Square, PA—Longwood Gardens*

September 2—Chicago, IL—Ravinia Theater*

*co-headline with Emmylou Harris

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