Sarah McLachlan Sounds Off On The Significance Of Lilith Fair

The third and final Lilith Fair will come to an end in Canada next week, leaving tour founder and headliner Sarah McLachlan-- at last-- with some spare time in which to write new songs, and maybe have more of a life.

But the Lilith project, as she told MTV's Chris Connelly earlier this week, has definitely been worthwhile in helping to break down musical style barriers. "If there's one thing that this has sort of reinstilled my faith in, is the power of the listening audience and how much the industry has underestimated them," McLachlan said.

"You know, with all the new radio formats that open up, they're still very pigeon-holing, and they'll play one genre of music, and I think one of the greatest successes of this tour is that you can have all different kinds of music on one night, and everybody's there to listen to everything, and they really appreciate and respect every artist, and

I think that's a really important thing to recognize." [RealVideo]

Your last chances to catch McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, the Indigo Girls, the Dixie Chicks, K's Choice and others on the Lilith Fair's final dates are:

  • 8/28 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  • 8/29 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  • 8/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium

-- Kara Manning