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Sunday, September 17, 2023  ·  7:00 PM CDT

Rhiannon Giddens

with special guest Charly Lowry

2936 N. Southport Ave. · Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture · 773.728.6000

This concert will be at the Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture at 2936 N Southport Ave in Chicago. Tickets may be purchased online, in person, or by phone at the Athenaeum box office (312) 820-6250.

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens has made a singular, iconic career out of stretching her brand of folk music, with its miles-deep historical roots and contemporary sensibilities, into just about every field imaginable. A two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer and instrumentalist, MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient, and composer of opera, ballet, and film, Giddens has centered her work around the mission of lifting up people whose contributions to American musical history have previously been overlooked or erased, and advocating for a more accurate understanding of the country's musical origins through art. Her highly anticipated third solo studio album, You're The One, is out August 18 on Nonesuch Records.

NPR named her one of its 25 Most Influential Women Musicians of the 21st Century while American Songwriter called her “one of the most important musical minds currently walking the planet.”

Optional $100 VIP Add-On (does not include ticket to concert) includes:

  • Invitation to a private pre-show Q&A, soundcheck access, and performance with Rhiannon Giddens

  • Exclusive signed poster

  • “You're the One” tote bag

  • Merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to the public

  • Early entry into the venue
  • https://rhiannongiddens.com/

    Charly Lowry

    Charly Lowry, a musical powerhouse from Pembroke, NC, is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee / Tuscarora Tribes. As an Artivist, she is compassionate as it pertains to raising awareness around issues that plague underrecognized and under-resourced communities. Since her teenage years of studying the sounds of Motown, Pura Fé, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and southern gospel, Charly has established a career as a professional singer-songwriter (acoustic/electric guitar and Native American hand drum) who is known for her strong, passionate voice and versatility.

    Currently spearheading her most recent project, “CHARLY”, Lowry's life experiences are guiding her in a music career that is focused upon increasing Indigenous visibility on a global scale; revitalizing and preserving culture, whilst exploring genres of world, soul, country, folk, blues, rock, and roots music.

    She serves as a voice for her ancestors, as well as the youth of today, and remains committed to music that honors roots but lives vibrantly in the here and now.