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‘A Night with Janis Joplin’ opens at Barter Theatre

From Staff Reports

Barter Theatre presents “A Night with Janis Joplin” beginning Aug. 18 through Sept. 10. The production highlights the singer’s legendary musical influences, accentuated by her life and times. Trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith take the stage in “A Night with Janis Joplin.”

During this limited four-week run, Kelly McIntyre, stars as the husky voice that shaped an era. McIntyre mesmerizes audiences with more than 20 hit songs including: “Little Girl Blue,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Summertime,” “Down on Me,” and “Cry Baby.“ McIntyre traveled with the national tour of “A Night with Janis Joplin” and is currently playing to critical acclaim and sold-out crowds at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, N.Y., which coproduces the show.  

The (Schenectady) Daily Gazette’s Paul Lamar said, “[McIntyre’s] voice, gestures, tone, and even look-in-her-eye summon up the life (and ghost) of this rock icon.” And according to Steve Barnes of The (Albany) Times Union, “A Night with Janis Joplin” is the best nostalgia-act concert to play the area all year.”

An unmistakable voice, tinged with raw emotion, Joplin was a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Whether an audience is reliving the 1960s or experiencing it for the first time, Barter Theatre is proud to present “A Night with Janis Joplin.”  

To purchase tickets, please visit or call 276-628-3991. Tickets for all performances of “A Night with Janis Joplin” begin at just $20.