Don McLean will perform at the Garde Theater on Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00pm

The Garde Arts Center is proud to share that Don McLean will perform at the Garde Theater at 325 State Street in New London as part of his Starry, Starry Night Tour on Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $39-$99 and are available at

Don McLean‘s debut album, “Tapestry,” marked his emergence as an underground sensation, earning praise and commercial success. His magnum opus, “American Pie,” catapulted McLean to international stardom making history as the longest song to top the charts. Its profound impact solidified his status as a musical luminary, and he continued to captivate audiences with timeless classics like “Vincent,” and his versatility crossed over various genres, from folk to country, garnering widespread acclaim.

McLean’s influence transcended generations, with artists like Madonna and George Michael paying homage to his work through covers and interpretations. His enduring legacy was further cemented with inductions into the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. He continues to inspire new generations of artists and enchant audiences with timeless melodies as his legacy as a musical trailblazer endures, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of American music.

Don has had the honor of receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and The Las Vegas Walk of Stars and was recently inducted into The Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.


CALENDAR LISTING: Don McLean will perform at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street in New London, CT, on Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $39-$99 each plus fees at or call the box office at 860-444-7373 x1 Tue-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT 06320.  

For photos and interviews, please contact 
Jeanne Sigel, (860) 961-4106,
About the Garde Arts Center
Founded in 1985, The Garde, Southeastern Connecticut’s non-profit home for the performing arts and cinema, in the heart of downtown New London, CT, presents a full spectrum of music, dance, film, and special events at its restored historic (1926) 1425-seat Garde Theater movie palace and the 120-seat Oasis Room. The Garde also hosts performances by regional arts organizations and provides educational programs for more than 8,000 young people each year. Under the leadership of Steve Sigel, executive director since 1988,  the Garde owns an “arts block” of adjacent buildings, including the Mercer and Meridian Buildings and the Garde cottage, to further the Garde's mission as a major catalyst for the cultural and economic revitalization of New London and the region.

In 2022, the Garde singly received the Outstanding Historic Theatre in America award from the League of Historic American Theatres.

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