Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center announces the American rock act the Wallflowers — Jakob Dylan’s Grammy-winning outfit — will perform live on its stage on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.

“We’re excited to bring the Wallflowers to the Berkshires,” says Mahaiwe Executive Director Janis Martinson. “A headlining talent like Jakob Dylan is a great reason to shake off the winter and come out for live music this spring.”

For the past 30 years, the Wallflowers have stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012’s Glad All Over.

Even so, in recent years, Dylan – the Wallflowers’ founding singer, songwriter and guitarist – has repeatedly stepped outside of his band, first with a pair of more acoustic and rootsy records, 2008’s Seeing Things and 2010’s Women + Country, and then with the 2018 film Echo in the Canyon and the accompanying soundtrack, which saw him collaborate with a host of artists classic and contemporary, from Neil Young and Eric Clapton to Beck and Fiona Apple.

In 2021, the Wallflowers released Exit Wounds. The collection marks the first new Wallflowers material since Glad All Over. And while the wait has been long, the much-anticipated record finds the band’s signature sound – lean, potent and eminently entrancing – intact, even as Dylan surrounds himself with a fresh cast of musicians.

Tickets go on sale to Mahaiwe Members on Thursday, March 10 at 12 p.m., and to the public on Saturday, March 12 at 12 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $90, with discounts for Mahaiwe Members and ages 30 and under. Contact the Box Office at 413-528-0100 from Wednesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or visit

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About the Mahaiwe

Located in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see


Jakob Dylan, the Wallflowers