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Music on Main: Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez is an an eight-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year. Her blend of bilingual folk-pop is uniting people all over the world from Austin to Chicago and Venezuela to Saudi Arabia. In addition to garnering national attention on NPR's All Things Considered and the Tiny Desk concert series, Chavez tours internationally as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department and runs Niñas Arriba, a college scholarship fund for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador, where she and her partner Jodi lived for 8 months.

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 GlobeUSA TodayTexas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle.

Chavez's passionate collection of bilingual songs traverse cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, indie-folk and reggaeton that takes audiences on a journey through the Americas as she discovers her own Latin roots through music. An eight-time Austin Music Award winner, Gina and her band have opened for Grace Potter, Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, Gaby Moreno, and Grupo Fantasma, and are winning audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad while on tour as official ambassadors with the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad program. 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.

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ABOUT MUSIC ON MAIN

The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 14th Annual Music on Main outdoor concert series from July 10 to August 28, 2019. The free concerts are held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Avenue, next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

On Wednesday evenings starting in July, Portland’5 takes advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland to present the free outdoor concert series. The concerts feature popular local and regional musicians playing a diverse collection of music.

The free concerts are open to the public and run from 5pm to 7pmtickets are not required. The ArtBar & Bistro will be serving seasonal fare and delicious libations starting at 4:00pm. Tables are for food and beverage patrons only and are available on a first come, first-served basis.

*Performers subject to change. In case of rain or extreme heat, Music on Main concerts will be held in the rotunda lobby of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, located next to Main Street at 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, Oregon 97205.

Music on Main is made possible through the generous support of: OnPoint Community Credit Union, Trinchero Family Estates, Union Wine Company, Palm Bay International, Foley Family Wines, Tullamore Dew, Larceny Bourbon, Old Forester, Wild Roots, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Full Sail Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, the Portland’5 Foundation, Willamette Week, and Portland Radio Project.

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