Marcia Ball with Mighty Mike Schermer
June 18 @ 2:40 pm - 3:55 pm
About the Artist
Pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball has been described by Billboard Magazine as “A welcome ray of sunshine…Ball is a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Potent blues, sweet zydeco, soulful, fast and furious Texas boogie…heartfelt, powerful and righteous.”
Ball’s earliest awareness of blues came over the radio, where she heard people like Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair and Etta James, all of whom she credits as influences. Born in Orange, Texas and raised in Vinton, Louisiana, her Acadian heritage and a lifetime of absorbing Gulf Coast rhythm and blues is evident in her original songs and the classics she chooses to cover – making her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. Ball has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse party every time she takes the stage. With each new release, and five decades of honing her craft, her reputation as a profoundly soulful singer, a boundlessly talented pianist and a courageous, inventive songwriter continues to grow.
Ball holds eleven Blues Music Awards, ten Living Blues Awards, and five Grammy Award nominations. 2010’s Grammy-nominated Roadside Attractions and 2014’s The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man successfully grew her fan base even further. She has been inducted into both the Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame. The Texas State legislature named her the official 2018 Texas State Musician. In 2018, Marcia was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
Come see for yourself why her love of the road has led to years of soul-satisfying performances at festivals, concert halls and clubs.
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About the Venue
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Plaza de Cesar Chavez is situated on over two acres in Downtown San Jose. It is a popular place to hang out as it is located near museums such as The Tech Interactive and the illustrious San Jose Museum of Art. The park regularly attracts visitors with its musical performances and festivals. A stroll through the park is complemented by beautiful water fountains, flower beds, and even an open-air theater. If you are planning to visit the nearby museums, be sure to set aside time to explore this lovely park area. You might even catch a popular food festival or unique performance.
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