(Posted September 25, 2018)

Courtesy: Gina Chavez

Courtesy: Gina Chavez

Huntingdon, Pa. – On Saturday, Sept. 29, Juniata College will host nine-time Austin Music Award winner Gina Chavez. Chavez’s performance will take place in the Rosenberger Auditorium in Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, at 7:30 p.m. The event is ticketed, but open to the public.

A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez will share a passionate collection of visuals and bilingual songs meant to take the audience on a journey through the Americas. Chavez and her band of six have performed in eight countries, touring as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department.

Her Spanish-language anthem, Siete-D—which took home the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest—tells the story of her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she and her partner founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas. The fund celebrated its first two college graduates in 2016.

Chavez’s performance is part of the Juniata Presents series. With performances throughout the year, the series aims to expand cultural education and artistic viewpoints for both campus and local community audiences. It supports and brings attention to performance as a celebrated art form. 

For tickets or to learn more about Juniata Presents events, visit: www.juniatapresents.com, or call (814) 641-JTIX (5849). General admissions tickets for single performances are $20, except where otherwise noted. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID.


--Written by Taylor M. Smallwood ’19-- 

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.