Segerstrom Center Presents Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mavis Staples

November 02, 2022

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Mavis Staples, with special guest, vocalist, pianist, and songwriter Kandace Springs for one performance only, Friday, December 9, 2022, at 8 p.m. at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Mavis returns to Orange County with her incomparable gospel singing and an array of her most reputable songs spanning from the Civil Rights era to some present-day classics. Kandace Springs will open for Mavis with the voice that Prince describes as “a voice that could melt snow.” 

Staples’ achievements as both a gospel music pioneer and civil rights activist include a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement award, a Kennedy Center honor, and a Grammy. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, ,sang in Barack Obama’s White House, and has collaborated with musical icons such as Prince, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire and Hozier. At 82 years old, Staples is not winding down from her music career, collaborating with singer-songwriter Ben Harper on her latest studio album “We Get By” which was chosen as a ‘Favorite Blues Album’ by ALLMUSIC. Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples doesn’t just write songs, she creates emotionally uplifting tracks that audiences are bound to fall in love with.

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Kandace Springs is known for her unique blending of soul, jazz, and pop genres, making her the perfect opener for Mavis Staples. Her latest album, “The Women Who Raised Me” features renditions of songs by some of history's most iconic vocalists including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae. Like Staples, her music appeals to young and old listeners alike. She believes that music can touch people, spread a message, and keep the world sane. 

Single tickets for Mavis Staples and Kandace Springs at Segerstrom Center for the Arts start at $39 and are now available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. 

Myriam Santos/Courtesy of the Artist 

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