Próxima Parada means ‘next stop’ in Spanish and Portuguese. As college students in San Luis Obispo, California taking the bus to school, at every stop they’d hear, “Now approaching, próxima parada…” 100 times a day. The name is an invitation to the present moment, a reminder to not be too focused on the destination and to appreciate every stop along the way.
After ten years of next stops, their songs have become more and more focused on personal growth and groove, where each player adds just what’s needed and makes up a piece of a whole. Some songs are sunny and light-hearted indie soul, others have a late-Mac Miller mellow vibe, all the while speaking to who they are working to be.
What began as a group of college friends wanting to spread joy to their local community has led to national tours where people let loose and feel whatever they need to feel. It’s already been an incredible journey with their songs reaching a global audience online, and they’re just getting started. 2023 will bring Próxima Parada’s strongest album to date and much touring.
Chance Emerson is a Taiwanese-American folk-rock singer-songwriter from Hong Kong now based in the Northeast.
In 2017, Emerson posted his self-produced EP, The Indigo Tapes, recorded in his high school music building’s attic, to his Facebook and Instagram. The word spread, local radio got on board and the EP ascended the iTunes charts to #1 in the Singer-Songwriter EP category.
Chance followed up his EP in 2020 with a full album, The Raspberry Men. Emerson plays almost everything you hear on The Raspberry Men, mostly recorded in a wooden shed in Maine. The album premiered on NPR-partner station WICN and received praise from American Songwriter, The Providence Journal, Spotify’s Indie Shuffle playlist, The South China Morning Post, Atwood Magazine, Ditty TV, The Deli and more. In December 2020, Earmilk selected The Raspberry Men as one of its best indie/alternative albums of 2020.
With his 5-piece fully-live band, Chance has toured through much of New England and shared the stage with acts such as the Eli Young Band, Lawrence, Ripe, Darlingside, Melt, and more. Chance’s most recent headline concert sold out with 650 tickets at The Met in Pawtucket, RI. Chance has also played at The Cutting Room in NYC, Fete Music Hall in RI, The Middle East in MA, two festivals in Taiwan in 2020, various colleges and the Museum Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.
Table and blanket reservations are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another available date in the 2023 season.
Please Note: General Admission Donations do not include reserved seating. This is a way to make your gate donation in advance.
Table reservations seat four.
Blanket reservations are placed in the blankets-only area of lawn and do not allow for chair placement.
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