The 780’s Series presents A Conversation with Mavis Staples


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Free and open to the public! No tickets necessary!
We are thrilled to announce legendary R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples as our 780s Series music storyteller for 2018. She is a Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and Kennedy Center Honoree. Ms. Staples will spend an evening in Lawrence on August 21st to share stories from her 60+ year music career in conversation with Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks. Love Garden sounds will sell copies of her latest record, “If All I Was Was Black”, and the Raven Book Store will sell copies of her biography, “I’ll Take You There by Greg Cot”.

This event will not include a performance, and Ms. Staples will not be available to sign merchandise.

Doors will open at 6 pm.

The event is in the Main Theater with balcony and floor seating. The top tier of the Main Theater floor is wheelchair accessible.

Please be advised that firearms or weapons of any kind are not permitted in Liberty Hall. All entrants to public events may be subject to wanding and/or pat-down and bag searches upon each entry to the facility. Please arrive early to ensure entry prior to event start time.

No outside food or drink. No backpacks or large bags/purses are allowed. Liberty Hall assumes no liability for any items left at the door. For a full list of prohibited items and more information on Liberty Hall policies, visit

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