Performing singer/songwriter Carol Montag has been described by folk music legend Tom Paxton as a "genuine discovery" and "the best thing to come out of Iowa since Bonnie Koloc." Her musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Eva Cassidy, Joan Baez, and Julie Andrews and many others. She has recorded four solo albums (Song for Carrie, White, Marigolds, and Second Sermon) and two Christmas CDs with the trio known as Tribute. Carol has opened for or shared the stage with Arlo Guthrie, Michael Johnson, Jim Post, Greg Brown, Priscilla Herdmann, David Wilcox, John Gorka, John Stewart, Cliff Eberhardt, Larry Groce, as well as Three Dog Night.
She was commissioned to write music for Ballet Iowa and Ballet LaCrosse and performed live with both companies. In 2010, Carol was invited by the US Ambassador of Cambodia, Kennet Quinn, to perform at the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony. Past performers at the ceremony include such notables as Ray Charles, John Denver, and Simon Estes. Carol appeared several times on the live radio broadcast titled "The Flea Market" with host Jim Post. She has won several songwriting competitions and was a finalist at the 2015 IMMERSE GMA (Gospel Music Association) Songwriter Competition. In 2022, Carol signed a record deal with Fervor Records and launched and completed her Iowa Opera House tour featuring the music of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Joni Mitchell.
Carol returns to CSPS with joy to once again present her Christmas concert titled "A Carol Christmas!" Expect to hear traditional Christmas Carols, original songs, and some fun tunes thrown into the mix.
Enjoy "A Carol Christmas" in style with a VIP table for 4! Your VIP table includes up close and personal seating, a bottle of red or white wine, and an assortment of concert goodies to enjoy.
This is a General Admission seated show held in the theater of CSPS Hall. Doors will open one hour before showtime.
$30 Advance | $34 Door | $180 VIP Table of 4