Tim McGraw is heading to Havana for the first time ever! This coming Memorial Day weekend, the GRAMMY® Award winning superstar will be flying down to Cuba for TIM MCGRAW: ONE OF THOSE HAVANA NIGHTS, a four day trip presented by Music & Arts Live set for May 23 – 27, 2019.
“I’ve never been to Cuba but have always wanted to go,” says McGraw. “I imagine the Cuban culture to be a little like growing up in Louisiana, where music, food and family play a big part in daily life. Their musical history is world-renowned, and of course, there are the classic old cars. I look forward to experiencing it all firsthand.
Tim will be performing two unique acoustic shows during the trip, one exclusive to the group at the intimate Teatro Bellas Artes and another open to the Cuban public at Havana’s renowned Teatro Mella. He will be joined at the concerts by some amazing Cuban artists, including Carlos Varela, Traditionales De Los 50, and the GRAMMY® Award winning Cuban music legends Los Van Van. “Though I’ve never worked with any Cuban musicians, I’ve long been influenced by music with Latino beats and soul. I’m excited to meet them all and to hear them play. Musicians, from whatever country or background, always love to meet other musicians. We share the same love of music, so it’s just a matter of time before we find sounds that we have in common – and use those commonalities to build something new together.
“I feel honored that I get to share my music with the Cuban people,” says McGraw. “What an incredible opportunity. For me, music transcends language. There is a heart and soul to music that all people understand on some level. Cubans have such an intimate relationship with music, I’m happy we’ll get to share that together for a night.
“One of the best things we can do as humans is to expand our knowledge of other cultures and people,” McGraw says. “The best way to do that is through travel. As an artist, I am energized by exploring a new country and through meeting the people who call it home. Cuba will give me a new palette of sounds and colors to draw from next time I go to create.”
TIM MCGRAW: ONE OF THOSE HAVANA NIGHTS is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hope to see you there!