Back to the Garden, a tribute concert to Joni Mitchell on the outdoor stage

Back by popular demand, Dawna Hammer’s Joni Mitchell tribute concert, Back to the Garden, will return to the outdoor stage on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Dawna Hammers is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and performer who has been entertaining in Cape Town for over 30 years. With years of experience performing and teaching throughout New England, Dawna has touched and inspired thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds with her lessons, classes, concerts and “Music for the Heart & Soul”. Dawna’s voice is earthy and ethereal and her piano is rhythmic and melodic with a fresh and unique sound. Many compare her to Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones. Dawna mainly plays ballads, bossas and blues, and she is also very versatile in folk, soft rock, classic rock, world rhythms and children’s music.

No one else covers Joni Mitchell as closely as Dawna! “Back to the Garden: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell” features Dawna’s beautiful, wide voice, nuanced song style, and musicality. Dawna is also an accomplished pianist, guitarist and dulcimerist. best musicians: Pat Ryan, Rich Hill, Klem Klimek and Don Cross. Together they have performed and developed this show for the past 5 years. The public loves it! “If you close your eyes, you’ll think you’re at a Joni Mitchell concert,” says executive director David Kuehn. Joni Mitchell fans will love the set list, which includes classics like “Both Sides Now” , ‘Cactus Tree’, ‘Woodstock’, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Help Me’, and many more. Get the lyrics out of your Joni songs, because Dawna loves inviting everyone to sing along!

Grammy-winning saxophonist Paul Winter said, “Dawna Hammers is an imaginative and moving songwriter, powerful and promising!” World famous drummer Babatunde Olatunji said, “Beautiful voice, amazing songwriter, great performer!”

Tickets are $35, with a $5 discount for members and a $2 discount for seniors/veterans. In the event of cancellation due to weather, the show will be postponed to the following Monday if possible, and the box office will notify all ticket holders. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 508-428-0669 x0. Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road/Route 28 in Cotuit.

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