Acclaimed singer-songwriter, composer and producer Citizen Cope is returning to Nashville for a couple of very special shows at City Winery on May 7 and May 8. The Memphis native has been supplying his own brand of stellar acoustic jams mixed with lots of blues, R&B and rock influences since the early 1990s. He’ll be playing some of his best cuts during this stripped down and intimate acoustic performance, which will give fans a new perspective on his most memorable songs. Whether you’ve been keeping his music in rotation since the days of dial-up internet or just discovered his catalog, make sure you’re in attendance for this once-in-a-lifetime performance.
Various ticketing options exist for these unique shows. A handful of general admission tickets are still available for the Saturday show and slightly more for the Sunday show, but for the die-hard fans, premier and meet-and-greet packages are also available for about $100. For those of you feeling lucky, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to the Saturday night show to one lucky reader! Read on to find out more about the show and to enter for your chance to win.
Clarence Greenwood, better known by his pseudonym Citizen Cope, first brought his soulful and bluesy sound into the mainstream in the 1990s with the release of his independent debut album Cope Citizen. Although he was able to snag his own record deal in 1997, he didn’t break into the mainstream until his self-titled LP was released in 2000. While well received, the album didn’t quite encompass the sound and tone that Greenwood was hoping for. After breaking free of his contract with Dreamworks, he released The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, which was celebrated for its mixture of R&B influences with folky traditional acoustic accompaniment.
In the next few years, he released two more albums (2o06’s Every Waking Moment and 2010’s The Rainwater LP) and focused on creating soundtracks for films and television shows. His most recent release was 2012’s One Lovely Day, which showcases the impressive evolution of his sound and vocal abilities. His unique style and incredible guitar skills have helped him snag collaborations with many big-name artists over the years, including Santana and Eric Clapton. He’s been busy working on a new acoustic album, and is performing some of his new and most beloved material during this intimate performance at City Winery. Don’t miss your chance to hear him for yourself!
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend, per the show’s age restrictions. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Wednesday, May 4, and will receive one pair of tickets to the Saturday, May 7 show. Good luck!
Citizen Cope will perform Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 at City Winery. The shows are all ages, begin at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and various ticket packages are available at the City Winery website.