The Lutcher Theater kicks off the holiday season with Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea presenting Songs and the Season Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 PM. Tickets ranging from  $30-$45 are available now at or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535.

With close to 30 Top 40 country hits, twice named Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, Grammy award winner Kathy Mattea performed at the Lutcher 20 years ago and returns to celebrate this holiday season with a thoughtful blend of old favorites and new songs from her celebrated holiday albums, Joy For Christmas Day and Good News. The singer’s unmistakable voice combines timeless melodies and uplifting narratives resulting in a performance of joy and reverence for the seasonal celebration.

Kathy explores music’s most basic human essence through timeless melodies and uplifting narratives. Singer, musician, songwriter, public speaker, activist: Mattea’smusic and message have taken her to venues across America from Maine to Alaska, and overseas from England to Morocco, from college campuses to capitol buildings, and from festivals to concert halls.

Mattea’s music has spoken to millions of people during her 20-plus years as a singer, songwriter, and recording artist. In recent years she has found a growing audience for the words and ideas she has to offer on a variety of issues, ranging from arts education, to finding your creative path, to global climate change. Often interweaving her message with musical selections, Kathy’s presentations seek to provide her audience with spiritual nourishment: food not only for thought, but also for the soul.

A dedicated arts and education advocate, Mattea is also deeply involved in social and environmental activism. She believes that music can influence social change by giving a voice to those who have none.

In correlation with this performance, the Lutcher Theater will be collecting non-perishable food items, toys, cash and gift cards to be donated to the Salvation Army for those in need this holiday season. Patrons can find this donation location on the Lutcher first floor lobby.

Kathy Mattea, Songs and the Season is sponsored locally by Mathews Jewelers.