Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer to Return to Blue Moon Coffeehouse

April 13, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will return to Illinois Wesleyan University’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m. The performance, which is open to the public, will take place in the Young Main Lounge of IWU’s Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington).

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and coffee, tea and light pastries will be available for purchase. Admission for students, faculty and staff is free with a valid IWU ID. Regular season tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased at The Garlic Press (108 W. North St., Normal), through the telephone request line at (309) 556-3815, via e-mail request at, and on the night of the show at the venue beginning at 6 p.m.

Newcomer’s performance is part of her tour to promote her newest release, Before and After, which has been described by No Depression Magazine as "delicate, yet strong, with a voice rich with warmth and deep with soul...Another chapter in a distinguished body of work."

A familiar face to Blue Moon Coffeehouse fans, Newcomer was the first artist to ever perform for the Coffeehouse when it originated in 1991. She has been known to charm audiences with her Midwestern storytelling and humor, and her music draws from a variety of styles such as bluegrass, folk, blues and classical.

For additional information on the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at For more information regarding Newcomer, visit her Web site at

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181