Skirball Cultural Center Kicks Off 2019 Sunset Concerts with Gaby Moreno

DJ set by Mamabear of dublab

The Skirball Cultural Center launches its twenty-third annual season of Sunset Concerts with “Spanglish folk soul” singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno on Thursday, July 18, at 8:00 pm. The evening begins with a DJ set by Mamabear of dublab at 6:30 pm.

Moreno has achieved remarkable success for Spanish and English–language songs that blend blues, jazz, soul, R&B, pop, and Latin folk since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala. She has won a Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist and was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for the theme song to NBC's Parks and Recreation.

Moreno has released five acclaimed albums, toured with artists such as Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Hugh Laurie, and Calexico, and has shared the international stage with pop music luminaries Bono, Andrea Bocelli, and Van Dyke Parks. Her latest album, Ilusión—which was released in 2016 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album—features thirteen songs that capture her spirit as an aspiring immigrant artist who has made her way in a new country with just her guitar, her voice, and a pocketful of songs she is eager to share with the world.

2019 has been a tremendous year for Moreno. She toured in Australia and the United States as a solo artist and with A Bowie Celebration - The David Bowie Alumni Tour; and she opened for the world-renowned artist David Gray on twenty-seven tour dates. She also has a new album coming out this fall titled Spangled.

To kick off this year’s Sunset Concerts, Moreno will take the stage with three musicians for a full-band performance of songs from both her upcoming album and her past releases.

The 2019 Sunset Concerts schedule is as follows: Gaby Moreno (July 18); Río Mira (July 25) in their California debut; The Klezmatics (August 1); Cha Wa (August 8); Tamar Ilana & Ventanas (August 15) in their Los Angeles debut; and Josef Leimberg (August 22). All concerts begin at 8:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm.

2019 SUNSET CONCERTS AT THE SKIRBALL

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

skirball.org

All concerts begin at 8:00 pm. Check-in and FREE admission to the Museum and Skirball campus open at 5:30 pm. Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 pm.

FREE concert admission | Parking: $15 per car | Carpooling and ridesharing are encouraged. Street parking is strictly prohibited. | Or take Metro Rapid 734/234.

All Skirball exhibitions (except Noah’s Ark) are free and open until 10:00 pm during Sunset Concerts, including Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich and Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite. Audrey’s Museum Store is open until 8:00 pm.

Grab-and-go light fare, full bar service, and specialty food items will be available for happy hour and throughout the show. Guests may bring their own food. Note: No outside alcoholic beverages or chairs are permitted.

Anabel Marquez