Celebrated as much for her infectious energy as her superb musicianship, Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball is making her second appearance at Gator By the Bay. The 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year and 2018 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductee has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues, augmented with flavors of Tex-Mex and Zydeco, have garnered her five Grammy nominations, six Living Blues nominations, nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations) a place in the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame, and devoted fans all over the world. In 2015, she was given the honor of the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Blues Music Awards. Her 2018 release, Shine Bright, has continued the solidification of her reputation as a profoundly soulful singer, a boundlessly talented pianist and a courageous, inventive songwriter.

We here at Gator By The Bay, are excited to welcome back Marcia Ball’s rollicking rhythm and blues to the big tent on opening night Thursday, May 9th 2019.

Get in on all the music at Gator By The Bay and enjoy opening night with two dance floors, comfortable seating and an upgraded table service option. Three specially selected food vendors will offer up tasty creole dishes and beverages, hot and cold for sale. Back by popular demand, we will be presenting this intimate concert for the fifth year in a row!

We’ll see you there, Chere!