The Harbor Center in Slidell invites you to the next Up Close and Musical concert in The Lobby Lounge, Amanda Shaw, on Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $17 to $100 for general admission and reserved seating in the 124-seat venue, available in advance only, on Eventbrite.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mix a little bit of country and Cajun, with a touch of Rock-n-Roll and Blues, and you have a funky Louisiana flavor that fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw brings every time her high heels dance across a stage. Amanda's passion for her culture is evident in the diverse blend of music she creates with every note she plays.
Becoming a classically trained violinist at age four, Amanda studied music at Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School, and has been mesmerizing fans with locally-infused performances for nearly twenty years. Amanda’s award-winning music and high-energy performances with her band, The Cute Guys, produce a unique balance of mainstream harmonies with grassroots charm.
As a young child, Amanda was inspired by artists like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Bonnie Raitt and others that influenced the entertainment industry. Similar to those artists, Amanda made a name for herself by achieving goals and breaking records like becoming the youngest soloist to perform in the Baton Rouge Symphony at the tender age of eight. With regular appearances at iconic events like French Quarter Festival and Jazz Fest, Amanda has become a crowd favorite and a festival staple.
The local artist has received dozens of awards including the Big Easy Award for Best Female Entertainer, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Future Famer, Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat, Singer/Songwriter of the Year and many others. She has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning musicians like Chubby Carrier and Cyndi Lauper, renowned songwriters like Matthew Gerrard, and has had national appearances on the Rosie O’Donnell Show and others.
The Lobby Lounge features nationally touring acts throughout the year, focusing on artists from the worlds of indie rock, folk, country, jazz, blues and more. Performances are acoustic or lightly amplified, in a Bohemian-style, smoke-free venue. The 2019 season of concerts at the Lobby Lounge comes to a close on Wednesday, November 13 with an encore performance by Ellisa Sun. Come celebrate the lounge's One Year Anniversary!
For more information about The Harbor Center, visit www.HarborCenter.org.