GINA CHAVEZ in Concert at March 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress and 10-time Austin Music Award-winner Gina Chavez will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Lipinsky Auditorium as part of UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events Series. Tickets are available online and at the door. Location UNCA Lipinsky Auditorium $15.00
Chavez’s bilingual record, Up.Rooted, topped both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, and Texas Monthly. Her Tiny Desk Concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015. Her Spanish-language anthem, Siete-D (Grand Prize winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest) recounts her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she co-founded the Niñas Arriba College Fund for young Latinas. Chavez has just completed a 12-country tour as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department. She is currently touring her new EP Lightbeam, a collection of five songs about her journey as a Catholic Latina married to a woman.
Tickets are $15 online or at the door; UNC Asheville students admitted free with OneCard; other area students, $5, UNC Asheville employees, $5; alumni and OLLI members, $10.
Tickets are on sale now at this link. Chavez will also conduct a master class on Tuesday, March 5 – check back for details closer to that date.
Support for the Cultural Events Series comes from Biltmore Farms Hotels, BPR (Blue Ridge Public Radio) and Our State magazine.