Sunday, September 29, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Elliott Bay Book Company presents
Linda Ronstadt: ‘Simple Dreams’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Tickets on sale Aug. 30.


LindaRonstadtBOOKBy the time she retired from performing in 2009, Linda Ronstadt had spent four decades as one of the most popular singers in the world—she’s sold more than 100 million records, won 12 Grammy Awards, and toured internationally. Now, in her memoir Simple Dreams, Ronstadt traces her rise and iconic career as one of the bestselling, most-trailblazing women in contemporary music, bridging the worlds of rock, folk, country, jazz, Latin, and opera. Throughout her career, she writes, she stuck to one simple dream: to perform good music authentically.  Linda Ronstadt will appear in conversation with Mark Wright, Morning news anchor on KING 5 TV.

Presented by:
Elliott Bay Book Company.
Tickets: Tickets go on sale Aug. 30.
Doors open: 6 pm.
Learn more: Linda Ronstadt on Her Memoir and Parkinson’s


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  1. Vicki King
    Posted September 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Tickets for Linda Rondstat’s appearance were supposed to be available on August 30. I want to buy two. How can I do that?

    • Town Hall
      Posted September 2, 2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      Tickets are available through the buy tickets link now.

  2. Trish
    Posted September 16, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I’m deeply sorry that I no longer live in Seattle and will miss experiencing Linda Ronstadt. I have always admired her artistry and felt a deep pang on hearing that she suffers from Parkinson’s and can sing no longer. Yet, she carries on with grace and courage. Younger people may find it hard to believe, but she was the seminal singer of the late 60s and 70s.

    • Posted September 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      Dear Trish,
      I hope you’ll seek out her book. I’m sure you’ll appreciate Linda Ronstadt and her work even more after reading it. We may have some signed books after our event.
      Karen Maeda Allman for Elliott Bay Book Company

  3. Teresa
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Are the tickets NOT reserved seating? Thanks.

    • Town Hall
      Posted September 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

      Correct. Tickets for this event are NOT reserved seating.

  4. Julie
    Posted September 26, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Will she be signing books after the conversation? Thanks.

    • Posted September 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for asking about the booksigning. Due to physical challenges she is facing, we anticipate that Linda Ronstadt will be pre-signing books but will meet and briefly chat with fans and hand out books after the talk.
      Sorry, no personalizing and no signing of memorabilia.
      Thank you for your understanding.
      We’re excited about meeting Linda Ronstadt and all of you.
      Best wishes,
      Karen Maeda Allman, on behalf of Elliott Bay Book Company

  5. Teresa
    Posted September 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    What is the rule on cameras? I’d prefer if I can bring my DSLR. I’d love to get some photos of the amazing building and room — and of Linda’s talk, of course. However, I understand that might be a bit much. Are cameras allowed at all? If so, please explain the policy. Thank you.

    I just got my tickets and am BEYOND excited. Can’t wait!

    • Town Hall
      Posted September 30, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Teresa!

      We encourage you to bring your camera and upload your photos to our Flickr Group. Unfortunately though we ask that you do not shoot during the talk as it can be a disruption to other patrons. Have fun!!

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