Mavis Staples

Thalia Mara Hall

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Presents: Mavis Staples Live at Thalia Mara Hall on March 22, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Mavis Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Kennedy Center Honoree and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient.

Staples' stardom began with the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s with her father, Pops, and her brother and sisters as The Staple Singers. The Staple Singers, inspired by Pops’ close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., became the spiritual and musical voices of the civil rights movement. Few musicians can rival Staples' impact in American music history, along with her family’s impact on the civil rights era.