We are proud to announce that multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Lucinda Williams will be the featured performer for Crossroads @ SECCA #019!
Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. | Sculpture Deck
The concert will be the second outdoor show in the series' six-year history following the successful sold-out Gillian Welch show in August 2016.
Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP tickets (one custom letterpress show poster per ticket order & other sponsor giveaways). $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP tickets when purchased on the day of the show. All seating is on the lawn. Please bring your own blanket or chairs.
Onsite parking is available for $10, with limited availability. Free shuttle service will be provided for off-site parking. Onsite handicap parking is available free of charge. Children under the age of five are free admission.
"Lucinda Williams is among the most gifted songwriters of her generation," said Andy Tennille, SECCA Foundation board member and curator of the concert series. "From the eponymous 1988 album on Rough Trade Records that launched her career through her most recent effort, The Ghosts of Highway 20, Lucinda' songs are driven by strong melodies with lyrics that often cut to the quick. We're thrilled to be able to present her for our second-ever outdoor show in Crossroads history."
SECCA's gates will open at 4 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Food trucks and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase. Supporting sponsor Great Outdoor Provision Company will be on site providing games and activities on the SECCA campus.
No coolers, outside food or drinks, tents or pets are allowed at the concert. This is a rain or shine event.
We would like to thank our sponsors for Crossroads @ SECCA #019 - Great Outdoor Provision Company, Foothills Brewing and Excalibur Direct Marketing.
About Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades. Emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Lucinda's iconoclastic upbringing helped her forge the stunning Lucinda Williams, which Jim Farber of New York's Daily News hailed as "a perfect work. There's not a chord, lyric, beat or inflection that doesn't pull at the heart or make it soar."
For much of the '90s, Lucinda moved around the country, turning out work that won immense respect inside the industry as borne out by the Grammy afforded Mary Chapin Carpenter's interpretation of Williams' "Passionate Kisses." While her recorded output was sparse for a time, the work that did was invariably hailed for its indelible impressionism like 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which notched her a second Grammy Award. Over the next decade, she crafted such classic sets as West (2007), and Blessed (2011), which the Los Angeles Times dubbed "a dynamic, human, album, one that's easy to fall in love with."
2014's Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone won Album of the Year at the 2015 Americana Music Association. The Ghosts of Highway 20, which has its roots in the sessions that produced her previous album, finds Williams taking things even further, the most dramatic example of which is the 13-minute, album-closing "Faith and Grace," a churning groove powered by the drumming of Jamaican legends Carlton "Santa" Davis and Ras Michael.