Society for the Performing Arts Presents Grammy Award-Winning Artist Lila Downs
The Mexican American singer-songwriter brings her tour to Houston Friday, March 6, 2020
HOUSTON (February 12, 2020) – Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and Latin music icon Lila Downs returns to Houston Friday, March 6, 2020, at 8 pm, at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA).
Lila Downs is acclaimed as one of the most influential artists in Latin America, known for her charismatic performances and for having one of the most distinctive voices in the world. Her own compositions combine genres and rhythms as diverse as Mexican rancheras and corridos, boleros, jazz standards, hip-hop, cumbia, and popular American music. Frequently her lyrics focus on justice, immigration and women’s issues. Downs has been awarded six Grammy’s and has received nine nominations.
“We are thrilled to present Lila Downs in Houston this March,” said a spokesperson for SPA. “She is just one of the amazingly talented female artists we are showcasing this spring and we are excited for her to share her artistry with Houston audiences.”
Tickets for Lila Downs start at $30 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.spahouston.org, by calling 713-227-4772 or in person at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 am – 5 pm Monday–Friday. Prices are subject to change.
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About Lila Downs
Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global music icon sings in Spanish, English and the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya, and Mahuati cultures. Her exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop.
About Society for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world’s finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within a community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas. Learn more at spahouston.org
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