Noteworthy Reads by Summer 2024 Artists 

Noteworthy Reads by Summer 2024 Artists 
Jun 20, 2024

Wolf Trap is proud to welcome dozens of talented artists to the Filene Center this summer, and their accomplishments span far beyond the stage. Many of these impressive stars have even become storytellers of the page. Check out a few of the new and upcoming book releases from some of your favorite performers in this season’s lineup. Grab one now and get reading! 

John Stamos
If You Would Have Told Me: A Memoir 

“Honorary Beach Boy” John Stamos recently released his New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in Hollywood and becoming a household name. If You Would Have Told Me is both funny and brutally honest and tells the story of friendship, love, and loss.   

Nicolas Reyes
Becoming a King 

The Gipsy Kings have brought the house down multiple times at the Filene Center with their vibrant and explosive music. Legendary lead vocalist Nicolas Reyes’ debut memoir is scheduled to be released on October 23. In Becoming a King, Reyes details his journey from the gritty life of a gypsy to international stardom.   

JD McPherson
Socks: A Kid’s Christmas Lament 

JD McPherson joins Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on their Can’t Let Go Tour 2024, and this fall he will release his first children’s book. Based on the children’s song “Socks” and illustrated by Anika Orrock, the hilarious and heartwarming picture book tells the tale of a child opening a stereotypically bad gift on Christmas morning. The perfect gift for children this holiday season, Socks will be released on September 10 and includes a QR code to the “Socks” song.  

Melissa Etheridge
Talking to My Angels 

Rock icons Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls both return to Wolf Trap this summer! Last September, Etheridge released her New York Times bestselling memoir Talking to My Angels, in which she recounts her triumphs and tragedies. The memoir is about finding the strength to carry on through trials and the power of art in healing. The book serves as a love letter to her family and fans.

Catch Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls for two nights of heartland rock and folk fusion on August 24 and 25 at the Filene Center.

Kristin Chenoweth
I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts: Mini-Meditations for Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us 

Famed actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth returns to Wolf Trap with her friend and fellow Broadway great Alan Cumming. In early 2023, Chenoweth released her hilarious and motivational book for anyone who needs an inspiring pick-me-up. With a foreword from Ariana Grande, the book features musings from the talented star about everything from connection and creativity to loss, love, faith, and closure. Paired alongside personal stories from Chenoweth’s life, this book is a great reminder that kindness and a little laughter can take you a long way.

See Kristin Chenoweth on Friday, September 13 at the Filene Center for a night of Broadway’s greatest hits.


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