The Bardavon presents trailblazing rockers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston on Saturday, August 4 at 8 p.m. After founding the Runaways at the age of 15, Jett went on to score eight platinum and gold records and nine Top 40 hits with the Blackhearts. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was also ahead of the curve on the industry side, founding her own Blackheart Label in 1980 after being rejected by a bevy of major labels who must still be smarting about it. Joining Jett on a well-matched build are local rockabilly and roots luminaries Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones.
Ticket prices range from $59 to $99, based on location. Bardavon members get $5 off and preferred seating. Purchase tickets in person at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or online at www.bardavon.org.