Press Release
Posted March 15, 2019

Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center presents Raul Midón and Mandy Harvey in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 in the Hoke Theatre as part of the Performing Artists Series.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón will play first on this double bill concert. He has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices – “a one-man band…who is spiritually connected,” according to The New York Times, and “an eclectic adventurist,” in the words of People magazine. The New Mexico native has released eight albums since 1999, including the acclaimed studio productions Don’t Hesitate (Mack Avenue/Artistry, 2014), Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009), A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and State of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005). Midón’s ninth studio album, “Bad Ass and Blind,” which was nominated for a 2018 Grammy, was released via Mack Avenue/Artistry Music on March 24, 2017. He was also nominated for a Grammy in 2019 in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for “If You Really Want,” which features the Metropole Orkest.

The second half of the concert will feature singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey. She was a vocal music education major at Colorado State University when she lost her residual hearing at age 18 due to a connective tissue disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, but returned to music in 2008. She has made tremendous impact by way of “America’s Got Talent” having reached the finals, was Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer Winner, and in addition, CNN’s “Great Big Story” captured over 10 million hits on social media. Harvey just released her first book “Sensing The Rhythm, Finding My Voice In a World Without Sound,” with a message of helping others to realize their dreams and pursue their hopes.

The Stocker Arts Center Performing Artist Series single tickets are $40 for orchestra and $33 for mezzanine seats. Tickets are $10 for active duty military members, as well as youth 18 and under and students with valid IDs. Dinner before the show for $30 person as well as valet parking for $5 per car are available for this show.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at (440) 366-4040. Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. The box office is also open 90 minutes before ticketed events (60 minutes before Student Matinees). Guests may also purchase tickets online at http://www.stockerartscenter.com.