- $39.50 for one ticket to see Esperanza Spalding, plus a $10 bar voucher and poster (up to $58.03 value)
- When: Friday, June 26, at 9 p.m.
- Where: Mill City Nights
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Her mainstream breakthrough: 2011, when she became the first jazz musician to be crowned Best New Artist at the Grammys
- Hats she wears: singer, composer, violinist, double bassist, cellist, bass guitar player
- Styles she fuses: jazz, neo-soul, R&B, and bossa nova
- Artists she’s collaborated with: Janelle Monáe, Bruno Mars, Bobby McFerrin, M. Ward, Patti LaBelle, and Alicia Keys, among others
- 5: age when she taught herself to play the violin
- 4: number of Grammys so far
- 3: number of languages she sings in—English, Spanish, and Portuguese
- 2: how many performances she gave at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, having been personally requested by Laureate President Barack Obama
- 1: spot her latest album, Radio Music Society, reached on the Billboard US Jazz chart
Mill City Nights
A rock 'n' roll sanctuary with an industrial aesthetic, Mill City Nights keeps downtown Minneapolis hopping with a unending parade of nationally touring musicians. Audiences can get up close to acts on the ground-level dance floor, or head up the metal stairs to grab a seat or lounge at a table. Down in the basement, The Nether Bar serves craft beers such as Summit, Fulton, and Finnegan's, while high-definition flatscreens broadcast sets from upstairs. The sleek decor and updated equipment add up to a winning venue, one that attracts acts as varied as Skinny Puppy, Easton Corbin, and Todd Rundgren to its stage.