Carrie Newcomer Online Concert:
Remembering Radiance, Acknowledging Loss, Claiming Love

Park Central Presbyterian Church invites you to join

Carrie Newcomer with pianist Gary Walters

for a winter evening of new songs and favorites

to benefit the Samaritan Center.


“In these times when we are all continuing to navigate and process what has transformed our lives in the past year, we'll gather and celebrate what gives us daily delight and claim the hope and love that keeps us engaged in the world. Join us for music and community. Come early and hang out in the virtual lobby.” 

~ Carrie Newcomer, January 31, 2021


Ticket prices (plus service fees): 

$20 Individual | $30 Household | $10 Student | $50 Music Supporter *


(* Music Supporter is for those who wish to provide a higher level of support for Carrie’s music and Park Central’s benefit partner.)


Park Central Presbyterian Church is an authorized ticket seller for this concert through its Arts at Park: Music for a World in Need initiative. Ticket orders placed through Park Central’s sales link are processed by Mandolin. Net proceeds from Park Central’s ticket sales will benefit the Samaritan Center, an interfaith community soup kitchen in downtown Syracuse, committed to serving the hungry and those in need with dignity, respect, and kindness.

Reflecting on Carrie’s compelling music, Mary Beth Frey, Samaritan Center’s Executive Director, commented, “Carrie is an old soul whose music and poetry connect the listener to a universal family, reminding us we are all part of something bigger and echoing the fundamental values of the Samaritan Center- acceptance, dignity and compassion. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful evening in support of those struggling with hunger and poverty in our community.”


Concert Length:  90 minutes, no intermission


Streaming Service:  Mandolin



Thank you! We are grateful for your support. 

Here are a few more things we’d like you to know:


Please buy your ticket before showtime.

While you can purchase tickets up until showtime, it’s better to purchase in advance. It takes a few minutes for Mandolin to process your credit card information and email you the ticket link, and then for you to set up your Mandolin account to access the concert.


Once you purchase a ticket…

You will receive an electronic ticket email from Mandolin, and you will be advised to use the link provided to return to the Mandolin site to create a Mandolin account so that you can seamlessly log in the night of the concert.


  • Setting up a Mandolin account is easy: Just enter your name and email address. You can also choose to receive marketing emails from Mandolin about other events by checking the opt-in box.

  • Having a Mandolin account allows you to log in before the show starts and hang out in the virtual lobby. Carrie’s concert will be listed under “My Shows.”  Click on the show name and enjoy the pre-show music as you settle into your front row seat and chat with other attendees. The concert will start automatically at 7:00 pm ET.

More Mandolin Features:

The Mandolin live-streaming service also supports:

  • Buying a ticket for someone as a gift

  • Setting up a watch party to enjoy the concert with your friends

  • Access to the concert replay for 48 hours afterwards (you’ll receive an email when the replay is ready)

For assistance with these and more features, visit the Mandolin help center.


Not familiar with these performers? 

Carrie Newcomer is a contemplative Quaker who sings with a warm, compassionate voice. Her songs are full of poetic images and probing questions, shot through with hope and straightforward about the struggles that each of us faces. She’s just good for the heart! When she sings, “You can do this hard thing,” or urges the community to “lean in towards the light,” your heart begins to feel strong and courageous.


Gary Walters is a jazz pianist, composer, educator, environmentalist, and collaborator with numerous musicians, including Carrie, for more than 16 years. He is an Adjunct Professor of Applied Jazz Piano at Butler University School of Music and has composed numerous jazz and chamber works. He says, “I’ve been doing this a long time. Pre-internet, pre-computer even! But it’s never stopped being fun for me.”