In a 55-year career that’s included 60 albums (10 of them chart-toppers), 16 No. 1 country songs and dozens of awards (including four Grammys, seven from the American Music Awards and eight from the Country Music Association), the Kentucky native has sold more than 30 million records. She is the most-awarded woman in country music history.
Her best-selling memoir, Coal Miner’s Daughter, became an Oscar-winning motion picture in 1978.
Loretta published a second memoir, Still Woman Enough, in 2002. She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the Kennedy Center in 2003, and the following year won two Grammy Awards for Van Lear Rose, a collaboration with rocker Jack White. Also in 2004, she published a book of recipes and anecdotes titled You’re Cookin’ It Country.
In June of 2015, she was inducted into Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame.
Tickets, $35.50, $45.50, $55.50 and $65.50, go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 14 at noon. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting at noon Tuesday, Aug. 4. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.