When you land one of 10 stops on a limited-engagement tour, you know you have something special.
Such is the case with Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, which will be of only two New England stops on the 10-date Four Voices tour that features Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls sharing the stage.
The Four Voices show takes place Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m., at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Tickets are $76.75, $69.75, $49.75, $39.75 and $29.75 and are available at www.banknhpavilion.com.
Baez has a career that stretches back more than half of century. She famously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the civil-rights movement with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and finally received her long-overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.
If you only think of Baez as a folk icon, consider that some of her songs later became rock classics, including "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals and "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" by Led Zeppelin.
Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold more than 14 million records in her estimable career. She has earned 15 Grammy Award nominations and won five. She's also a member of the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
And, of course, there are the Indigo Girls. They've also sold more than 14 million records and are the only duo with top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and this decade.
Although this is the first tour of Four Voices, these aren't the first performances of the group. They first performed together at a 1991 benefit concert for Baez's Humanitas organization. Baez initially invited Ray and Saliers to perform, and they suggested enlisting Carpenter. The following year, they played at an Earth Day concert in Boston and the Newport Folk Festival. More recently, they reunited at Baez's 75th birthday concert last year at the Beacon Theatre in New York.
Lowell Summer Music Series fans will fondly recall Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls performing separate shows last summer at Boarding House Park. It was Carpenter's first time in Lowell while the Indigo Girls have performed there on seven occasions. Baez has played Lowell twice, in 2009 and 2013.