From the Slums of Brazil to the World Stage, UD Welcomes B2wins

Aug 1, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center kicks off the sixth season of Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with B2wins on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 8:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. From the violent slums of Brazil, B2wins broke the mold of society by using music as a movement to bring about positive change. That force has defeated violence, poverty, depression, cancer. Now they are on a mission to make the world smile.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – B2wins from Brazil

WHEN:            Tuesday, Aug. 28 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $15-$20 adult, $12 UD alumni/military, $10 child/student

A stretch to understand without experiencing them live, B2wins (pronounced B-Twins) has been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive appearance and unique approach to creating their own signature sound. Featuring a lead electric violin and ukulele, this dynamic powerhouse is led by twin brothers from Brazil, Walter and Wagner. They continue to turn heads whenever they perform by tapping into a wide variety of genres while integrating light humor and audience participation. Their onstage charisma hooks audiences of all ages, creating a rare bond often overlooked by many stage performers.

According to the twins, “When an artist is performing on stage, there is an assumed responsibility to deliver. This is a responsibility we take seriously and respond with resounding passion. We set out to shatter convention in our live shows, to break the stereotype of a typical ‘band.’ To simply walk on stage and play music is a shortcoming. Our desire is to make you experience the full spectrum of emotions. For the time we are together, you become lost in the moment, forgetting all your worries. We are daring, creative and go out of our way to blow your mind every performance.”

For their UD appearance, B2wins will be joined on stage by additional musicians playing electric bass and drums. Everyone from jazz junkies to reggae lovers and classical aficionados to hip hop heads will leave smiling regardless of personal musical tastes.

B2wins can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package or single tickets can be purchased now Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at Normal weekday box office hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. resume Monday, Aug. 20.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. New for 2018-2019, all tickets increase by $5.00 beginning at midnight the day of performances.

This engagement is supported, in part, by the John and Alice Butler Endowment for the Arts.