Saturday, June 23

Jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux comes to the Britt Gardens at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, with her idiosyncratic approach to time-tested standards.

The Georgia-born singer lived in Paris for a decade before launching her recording career in 1996 with “Dreamland.” Her second album, “Careless Love” wasn’t completed until 2004 and her latest album, “Half the Perfect World” was released last year.

Known for interpreting classics by the likes of Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Patsy Cline, Peyroux interprets works by Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Fred Neil and Joni Mitchell and throws in four original tunes on her newest work. Explore her works and see videos from the most recent two albums at

Josh Ritter opens the show. This kid from Moscow, Idaho, made it big in Ireland first. He was playing open mike nights in Boston and hoping for a break in carving out a singer-songwriter niche when the Irish band The Frames heard him and invited him to open their shows in 2001. He hit the Top 40 in the Old Country and has since built a following here in the U.S. of A, too.

Read what gushing fans have to say on the message boards at, his officials Web site, which has plenty of other information about him as well.

Reserved tickets cost $41; lawn seats are $25; and children up through age 12 get in for $17.