This coming Memorial Day (May 23 – 27), Tim and the gang will be flying down to Havana, Cuba for Tim McGraw: One Of Those Havana Nights, a four day concert special presented by Music & Arts Live. In addition to two performances from McGraw, the weekend will feature art gallery tours, arts and crafts, salsa and rumba dancing, rum and cigar tasting, bike tours, Cuban cooking and music lessons and a lot more.
“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.
“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.”