About This Event
Please join us we welcome Sweet Lizzy Project to the PSW stage stage.
In just a few years, Cuban-born, Nashville-based quintet Sweet Lizzy Project has gone from its members never having been in an arena, to mesmerizing an audience of 20,000 people opening for their idols, Heart and Joan Jett. Along the way, the anthemic rock band earned a prime performance broadcast for PBS’s Havana Time Machine; an artist profile on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”; and a cover story in the Miami Herald.
SLP defected to the U.S. from Cuba in late 2017, just as the border doors were set to close once again. “We were one of the ‘pending cases’ before just before the Embassy was shutting down. It was the most stressful time of my life,” SLP vocalist Lisset Diaz recalls. She continues: “We had dreams and sacrificed for this opportunity by saying goodbye to friends and family. I remember when we got to the U.S. it was such a shock—it’s, of course, so different here, but the move has let us connect with much wider influences here in Nashville and made us more accomplished musicians.”
In addition to family and friends, the quintet left behind a creatively hostile environment. Back home in Havana, rock fans listen to music in secret via an underground pirate internet network called “El Paquete.” In the 1970s, you were jailed if you listened to Beatles records. In addition, Cuba is totally barren of musical instrument shops, and performance opportunities involve heavy, red-tape auditions and grueling questioning.
For its latest album, Pirate Radio / Radio Pirata (Thirty Tigers), the band collaborated with major songwriters such as Blair Daly, Zac Maloy, and Sam Hollander for a triumphant and empowering collection of rock fused with an accessible pop structure and some of the everyday heart infused by Nashville’s country sound. “On this album, I’m free, and I can say things I was scared to say before. People deserve hope, and this record spreads a message,” Diaz says. The 11-song album will be released in English and Spanish—a unique feat for a rockrelease.
Sweet Lizzy Project play electrifying big-stage pop-rock with a modern sheen and classic rock heart. Diaz is a lightning bolt of a frontwoman; her lyrics are boldly vulnerable, and her vocals span from seductive soft-tones to rafter-rattling high-tones. Her creative partner is world-class engineer/producer, songwriter, background vocalist, and dazzling lead guitarist Miguel Comas. Diaz and Comas are joined in Sweet Lizzy Project by virtuosic keyboard player and background vocalist Wilfredo Gatell; and the dynamic rhythm section of drummer Angel Luis Millet and bassist Alejandro Gonzalez.
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
No oversize bags or backpacks will be allowed into the venue. All bags/purses are subject to search. This show is G.A. Seating will be first come first serve. The Mezzanine is accessed by a staircase. For ADA seating requirements please contact the venue directly before purchasing tickets.