With a well-deserved long list of accolades, Mavis Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Blues Hall of Famer, a Grammy-Award winner, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, a Kennedy Center Honoree, and holds Honorary Doctorates from Columbia College, Chicago and the Berklee College of Music, Boston.
She is also the proud owner of one, of only two, Bluesfest Shining Star Awards!
Given the list of artists that she has collaborated with, it’s easy to see how the status of ‘living legend’ is applied to the great Mavis Staples. A few months shy of turning 80 years old Mavis Staples returns to Bluesfest for the 7th time, filled with the hope of a future world: "Bring us all together as a people—that's what I hope to do. You can't stop me. You can't break me. I'm too loving!!" When Mavis Staples hits the stage this Easter for her exclusive Australian show be sure you are front and centre to welcome this amazing woman and to show her the biggest Bluesfest love – ever!
Thursday 18th April, 2019 (exclusive)
Saturday 20th April, 2019 (exclusive)
Sunday 21st April, 2019 (exclusive)