Bethel Woods hosts John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp (photo by Marc Hauser)

I haven’t always loved John Mellencamp, but since reading an interview with the newly minted senior citizen in a seniors’ magazine while waiting in a podiatrist’s lobby, I am down. Mellencamp finds being a rock star more or less a bother. He’d rather just paint; but the songs keep coming, and something must be done with them.

He keeps good company on his tours these days. This Friday, July 7, Mellencamp brings the Sad Clowns and Hillbillies tour – also featuring Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter – to the big shed at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Ticket prices range from $41 to $147 for this Pavilion show.

For more information, visit The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at 200 Hurd Road in Bethel.