Doors at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the legendary musician Jonathan Richman live at MOCA!
Influential singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonathan Richman and longtime collaborator and drummer Tommy Larkins premiere their 2022 Fall tour at MOCA with a special one-night show. Widely known as the founder of the iconic proto-punk band the Modern Lovers, and for his dynamic solo career, Richman offers a minimalist and distinctly personal audience experience that is “almost extinct in modern music” (Nashville Scene). Described as equal parts performance artist, spoken-word poet, flamenco improvisor, and comedic troubadour, Jonathan Richman’s artistic approach is improvisational, emotionally discerning, free from pretense or convention.
About his performances, Richman says “The music we’re doing now works well in quiet places like theaters and performing art centers. We still don’t use a program or a set list so we don’t know what we’ll do until we do it. Please do not expect old songs. Many singers my age do a retrospective; this show is not like that. It’s mostly stuff made up in the last 3 and 4 years. Some of the songs presented might be in different languages; this is not to be esoteric or clever, it’s because the different languages help me express different feelings sometimes. One last thing, my idea of a good show has nothing to do with applause. It’s about if all the songs I sang that night were ones that I felt.”
COVID Safety Note: All visitors and staff are required to wear masks at all times when inside the museum, regardless of vaccination status. The majority of seating for this concert will be outdoors, weather permitting.
Food and Beverages: There will be no food or beverages served at this event, but please join us at our exclusive MOCA afterparty at The Downtown Clifton! Show your wristband at the Clifton’s Red Light Lounge for drink specials. The Downtown Clifton is located at 485 S. Stone Avenue, a five minute walk from MOCA.
- $25 – MOCA Members (Seat Guaranteed) – Become a member today!
- $30 – General Admission (Standing Room)
- $35 – General Admission (Seated)
Tickets at the Door:
- $30 – MOCA Members (Seat Not Guaranteed)
- $35-$40 – General Admission (Seat Not Guaranteed)