Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Colbie Caillat at MAC Aug. 29

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-platinum selling recording artist Colbie Caillat opens the 2014-2015 Performance Series at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill., Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m.

Caillat's concert at the MAC is one of only three Midwest stops during her recently announced 2014-2015 U.S. tour and the only stop in Illinois. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 11, at noon at AtTheMac.org, and by phone at (630) 942-4000.

Caillat released her "Gypsy Heart Side A" EP June 9. The EP features five songs from Caillat's forthcoming fourth full-length studio album "Gypsy Heart" due out later this year, including the new single "Try," a powerful statement about female body image and the challenges of modern womanhood. In the music video for "Try," Caillat appears sans makeup, along with stars like Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Osbourne, Sara Bareilles, Natasha Bedingfield and Hayden Panettiere in an act of solidarity.

Raised in Malibu, Calif., Caillat burst onto the music scene with her hit single "Bubbly." The song generated buzz after Caillat posted it to her MySpace page, garnering thousands of daily hits and attracting a dedicated fan base in the process. Caillat's newfound popularity and wide-ranging appeal prompted Rolling Stone to highlight her as one of the top female artists on the networking site, where she drew an astounding 14 million plays of "Bubbly" as an unsigned recording artist.

Caillat later landed a record deal with Universal Republic, which produced her first multi-platinum selling album, "Coco," in the summer of 2007. She followed the release of "Coco" by touring with music stars like John Mayer, singing alongside Jason Mraz and collaborating with
pop star Taylor Swift. To date, Caillat has been honored with two Grammy Awards and has sold more than six million albums and 10 million singles worldwide. Beyond music, she is a spokesperson and supporter for ASPCA, the Surfrider Foundation, Save The Music, Farm Sanctuary, and The Humane Society of the United States.

Colbie Caillat comes to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $80 VIP seating/$70 Section A/$65 Section B. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 11, at noon at AtTheMac.org, and by phone at (630) 942-4000.

The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355  and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the College's academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The MAC began major renovations in fall 2012 to update its three performance spaces, construct a new art gallery and outdoor pavilion, and make improvements to the infrastructure, teaching and learning spaces and patron service areas. The MAC renovation was funded as part of the $168 million referendum that voters of District 502 passed in November 2010. The MAC completed its 14-month, $35 million renovation in December 2013 and officially opened its doors to the public with the MAC Madness Celebration on March 8. The MAC's 2014-2015 Season is its first full season following the landmark renovations.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org. You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter at twitter.com/AtTheMAC.

The McAninch Arts Center is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit cod.edu/foundation or call (630) 942-2462.

Programs at the MAC are partially supported through funding from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, please contact Ann Fink, Carol Fox and Associates, (773) 327-3830, ext. 112, or annf@carolfoxassociates.com.