Slow-burn soul with a Latin flair
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Female Vocalist and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, Gina explores the true meaning of Americana as she and her five-piece band take audiences on a high-energy journey through Latin America and beyond. Gina’s music is deeply personal. Her passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, rumba and soul take audiences on a journey to discover her Latin roots through music. Her bilingual album, Up.Rooted, topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered, and her Tiny Desk concert has more than 900,000 views. Her national TV debut aired on PBS stations throughout the United States. Gina is touring the states after returning from a 12-country tour as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department. Her new EP, Lightbeam, is a collection of songs about the journey and hardships she and her wife have undergone to be able to publicly express their love for one another as Catholic, Latinx women. The music video for “Heaven Knows” premiered on Billboard, featuring scenes from the couple’s Texas wedding. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D,” won the grand prize in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest and recounts her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador, where she and her wife co-founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the Styx concert on Oct. 10, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email email@example.com.