Thao Nguyen, I often like to say, is the best reason to stay in San Francisco. Nguyen has been playing music in the city since 2009, and her onstage charisma, unstoppable shreds, and dedicated, compelling lyrics have made her a fundamental part of the Bay Area’s music scene. A champion for independent artists and incarcerated women, Nguyen’s voice in the SF arts scene is unique and needed.

Nguyen’s band, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, released their last album, A Man Alive in 2016. The album is fantastic in its production, in its composition, and in its tight and personal lyrics. Meticulously planned bass, beats, and time changes structure the album, while each of its songs builds its narrative dive into familial intimacy, disappointment, and fatherhood.

On Wednesday, March 15th, Thao Nguyen will be playing a solo set at The Chapel, supported by Hazel English. Presented by (((folkYEAH!))), the show is an opportunity to see two remarkable Bay Area musicians at their best: in an intimate environment, with a dedicated crowd. In testament to the strength and popularity of both acts, the show is SOLD OUT.

If you haven’t seen this Nguyen onstage before, you must. Watching her live feels good: it’s chance to see hard work and talent corralled into deeply impactful music, and it’s a chance to be among a thoughtful and affected people. If you didn’t pick up tickets before the show sold out, no worries––we’ve teamed up with The Chapel to give away two tickets! Throw your name in the ring by following the instructions below.

To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Thao Nguyen at The Chapel on March 15, email with “Thao Nguyen” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.

Thao Nguyen, Hazel English
The Chapel
March 15, 2017