Tonight, South on Main welcomes Gina Chavez to the stage

som ginaSouth on Main is pleased to welcome Austin-based Gina Chavez to the stage, with Arkansas’ own Handmade Moments opening. Doors open at 4:00 PM, show begins at 9:00 PM. Wristbands can be purchased for $10 after doors open.

Gina Chavez is a multi-ethnic Latin pop artist and Austin’s 2015 Musician of the Year. Her independent release, Up.Rooted, won praise from The Boston Globe, USA Today and shot to the top of the iTunes and Amazon Latin charts after a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered.

An eight-time Austin Music Award winner, Gina and her band have shared the stage with Grace Potter, Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, Gaby Moreno, and Grupo Fantasma, winning audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. She took home the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for “Siete-D,” a song about her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas.

Handmade moments is a folk/jazz duo from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their music is reminiscent of 20’s dance hall hits and viper era jazz standards mixed with current themes… Plus some beatboxing. Although modern and fresh, Joel Ludford and Anna Horton’s songwriting contains a subtle and humble vibe. Every show leaves fans lusting over Anna’s prolific voice, while Joel’s guitar grooves continue to ring in their bobbing heads.