Cruz Contreras

Tickets are available for online purchase up until 3:00 pm the day of the show. If you would like tickets the day of show please visit us at 185 King Street anytime after 4:00 pm.

Tickets are non-refundable

May 27, 2021 7:00 pm

$10 a seat/must reserve entire table/tables are limited

Sweet Southern music at its finest, the country and Americana combo tells whisky-soaked tales of love and heartbreak, and all in between. Contreras’ songcraft is tops.” - Samir Shukla

 Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cruz Contreras has roots in Tennessee and Michigan, but has impacted Americana music worldwide.  

The frontman, founder, and driving force behind The Black Lillies’ raw and rootsy sound also co-founded Robinella and the CCstringband, and has collaborated with musicians ranging from John Oates and Jim Lauderdale to Langhorne Slim and The Turnpike Troubadours. His projects have topped both the Billboard and Americana radio charts, won Independent Music Awards, and been nominated for the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award. After over a decade touring under the name The Black Lillies, Contreras is currently performing as a solo act and has been recently collaborating with cellist Dave Eggar, fiddle player Billy Contreras, and wife Molly Contreras.  

Over the years, Cruz has appeared on nationally broadcasted television including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CMT, VH-1, GAC, Bluegrass Underground and PBS Television’s Sun Studio Sessions. His music has been lauded by outlets as diverse as American Songwriter Magazine, Rolling Stone, NPR’s Morning Edition and Vanity Fair, among others. Contreras is currently at work on his debut solo album, ‘Cosmico’, to be released 2021.

Live shows will be looking a little different in order to do our part with social distancing while still filling the space we have available efficiently. The garage door at the rear of our stage will remain open during all performances so that you can enjoy the show from inside our venue space OR in our outdoor courtyard.  Tickets will be sold as table reservations.  There are tables for groups of 2,3,4,6, and 8 people.  You must purchase the entire table in order to make a table reservation.  We do not issue physical tickets; however, your name will be on a guest list when you arrive for the show.  If you are arriving at a different time than the rest of your party be sure they know the last name that you made the table reservation under.   You can use the graphic below to see the layout of our space and the description of different seating options.  Make a note of which tables would suit your needs and then click the "tickets" button above the artist bio to proceed with your purchase.  We look forward to having you!  Please remember masks are required for entry.  

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