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Musicality meets grit
Collaborating across multiple genres ranging from soul, rock and pop to hip-hop and electronic dance music, classifying Daphne Willis in musical terms is no easy task. With infectious melodies delivered with lyrical precision and honesty, Daphne’s music is sincere, compelling and relevant. Raised in Chicago and relocated to Nashville, Daphne includes among her influences Elvis Costello and Michael Jackson, but her music cleverly incorporates these inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best. Daphne is currently a pop writer at Sony/ATV and continues to release music and tour as an Indie Artist. Her fifth recording, 2014’s Live to Try, features songs co-written with Hunter Davis, Chris Faulk, Angela Lauer, John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Keri Barnes and Tim Lauer, while 2015’s Get It EP kicks off with the track “Done With Bein’ Done,” which Daphne co-wrote with Grammy winner Meghan Trainor. Last year, Daphne released two singles (“Spider in the Roses,” and “The Struggle is Real,” which advocates mental health awareness) and had main stage performances at both LA Pride and Nashville Pride. Daphne is putting the finishing touches on Come Together, an acoustic EP that re-imagines five classic tracks by The Beatles.
Free admission unless it’s stated that a ticket purchase is required. Open lawn seating on lawn chairs and blankets for all free concerts. For free concerts, picnics, snacks and coolers with beverages are allowed, including beer and wine, but no glass containers, please.
Paid-ticket concerts have different rules. If the concert you’re attending required you to buy a ticket, chairs will be provided for you, concessions will be sold (including beer and wine), and no pets will be allowed on the lawn. Please do not bring chairs, coolers, picnics, beverages or pets to a paid-ticket concert.
For more details about visiting the Levitt Pavilion, please see Your Visit.
The Levitt Pavilion is located in Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St., at the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking.