Matt Nakoa Live at The Guthrie Center

  • The Guthrie Center

    2 Van Deusenville Road
    Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
Ticket Price $30.00 This event is now over

Saturday, June 3rd • Doors @ 6:30PM • Show @ 8:00PM

Advance: $30.00 - Door Price: $35.00

Beer, wine and lite fare available for purchase.

Guthrie Center members receive 10% off on up to 2 tickets. Use your promo code at checkout!


Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A

modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America

and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm

in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be

a concert pianist, before accepting a scholarship to Berklee College of Music as a

vocalist. He developed his dramatic songwriting style with his college art-rock band, The

Fens, and when the band dissolved, he landed in NYC. It was in Manhattanʼs famous

Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night, that Matt

developed an uncanny ability to command the attention of any audience.


2012 and 2014 saw the release of his first solo albums, garnering multiple songwriting

awards. Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul,

and classical influences and tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into a

grownup reality. The Ark of Music Magazine proclaims, “What we have here is a truly

encouraging sign of what pop could once again become ...”


Whether solo for an intimate evening or with The Matt Nakoa Band, Matt is

contemporary pop at its’ very best. As a recent reviewer put it, "Matt Nakoa is a musical

adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and

genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated,

emotionally present world."

 Click here for more information on Matt Nakoa!

Venue Details

The Guthrie Center

2 Van Deusenville Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230 The Guthrie Center
The Guthrie Center

The Guthrie Center seeks to cultivate cultural preservation, promote educational achievement and foster community outreach to meet the ongoing needs of the community. 

Founded in 1991 by Arlo Guthrie to honor the legacy of his parents, Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia-Guthrie. The Guthrie Center offers interfaith services and spiritual exchange. Bringing individuals together for cultural, educational, and spiritual exchange. We work together with other non-profit agencies to serve those in need. In doing so we hope to create an environment where individuals can come together to cultivate a deeper awareness of culture, humanity and the environment of which we are all a part.

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