Mavis Staples LIVE at the Egyptian Theatre

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Mavis Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a civil rights icon; a GRAMMY Award-winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer; a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient; and a Kennedy Center honoree. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, and sang in Barack Obama’s White House. She’s collaborated with everyone from Prince and Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire and Hozier, blown away countless festival goers from Newport Folk and Glastonbury to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, performed with The Band at The Last Waltz, and graced the airwaves on Fallon, Colbert, Ellen, Austin City Limits, Jools Holland, the GRAMMYs, and more.

Featuring a combined performance by the Northern Black Choir and the NIU Concert Choir. 

Free tickets available for NIU students at the Holmes Student Center welcome desk.

Friday, February 3 at 8:00 PM

Egyptian Theatre
135 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances, Community Events, Campus Life


Music and Concerts, Diversity

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public

Center for Black Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts


Contact Name

Gaylen Rivers

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