“It always feels as if she's performing just for me. And, of course, you get the sense that everyone else in the audience feels the same. See for yourself, and if you don't know her already, I dare you to walk away and not become a fan.” -Felix Contreras, NPR
“Most striking is Chavez’s ease as she moves between social and love songs, between North American and LaLn genres, and even between languages: When she passes mid-song from English to Spanish and back, it’s the most natural thing in the world.” -Boston Glove
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi- ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine- time Austin Music Award winner -- including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR's All Things Considered, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. Her band’s Tiny Desk concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015.
Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D,” which took home the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, tells the story of her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she and her partner founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas. The fund celebrated its first two college graduates in 2016. Gina and her band have performed in eight countries, touring as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department.
Coffee and Cabernet Series
The Coffee and Cabernet Series at Pruis Hall includes 15 world music performances within genres including Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Americana, Swing, Folk, etc. Experience these internationally renowned artists in the intimate setting of Pruis Hall at the heart of Ball State University and enjoy a selection of wine or coffee bar while attending the performance. See a list of performances in this series here.
Pruis Hall is situated just off of Woodworth drive next to Bracken Library. This 640-seat venue provides an intimate setting for musical performances and is used to host a variety of special events throughout the school year. Emens Auditorium programs this series of talented musical artists at Pruis Hall.
How to Purchase Tickets
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Ways to Purchase:
Emens box office
OR Online at Ticketmaster.com
For More Information
Learn more about coming to a show. (Directions, Parking, Accessibility, Camera Policy, etc.)
For more information call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539.
Dates/times subject to change.