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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Trailblazing Women of Country

A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly featuring Miko Marks and Kristina Train



“Marks’ voice, a marvelous instrument that’s absorbed and synthesized styles of singing from church, the coffee shops, the honky-tonks, the juke joints, and beyond…imbues each song with a kind of hard-won authority.” —Rolling Stone

“Her emotive vocals have the air of someone who's really lived, harking back to the singers she has always admired.” —Independent (US Edition)

MALIBU, CA – February 20, 2024 – Entertaining and inspiring, “Trailblazing Women Of Country: A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly” performs at Smothers Theatre on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8 p.m. 

Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton revolutionized country music and blazed a trail for future generations of female artists. With their chart-topping hits and record-breaking sales, they wove threads of contemporary womanhood throughout the tapestry of country music, resulting in unprecedented commercial success and earning each a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

This special evening features soloists Miko Marks, who was named one of CMT’s Next Women Of Country in 2022, and Nashville-based artist Kristina Train. The pair will be supported by a five-member, all-female band featuring Megan Palmer (musical director, piano), Miss Tess (bass), Heather Thomas (drums), Thayer Sarrano (acoustic guitar, keyboards), and Anne McCue (electric guitar, lap steel).

Cline, Lynn, and Parton harnessed country music’s rich storytelling tradition to offer their uniquely empowered and unmistakably female perspective on issues faced by women of their day. Their shared legacy of musical excellence, earthy glamor, and unapologetic authenticity continues to resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

Tickets, priced starting at $25 for the public and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or online at the Trailblazing Women of Country event page.

About the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Delighting more than 50,000 patrons and participants annually with live performances, art exhibitions, and local outreach opportunities, the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts serves as a hub for the arts on Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus, uniquely linking professional guest artists with Pepperdine students as well as patrons from surrounding Southern California communities. Three performance spaces, including the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 124-seat Raitt Recital Hall, and the “black box” Lindhurst Theatre, host hundreds of performances, rehearsals, and master classes throughout the year. The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, a dynamic, two-story exhibition space, showcases a revolving selection of modern and contemporary art with a focus on art made in California.

Event Details

WHAT: Trailblazing Women of Country: A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly
WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
TICKETS: (310) 506-4522 or Trailblazing Women of Country event page 
PRICES: $25-$55 for the public. $10 for Pepperdine students. 



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Media Contact

Ericka Sherrill
Marketing and Publicity Manager, Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts