Ahead of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, which are set to take place on April 3 in Las Vegas, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will take the stage at Sin City’s House of Blues for the Grammy In The Schools (GITS) Salute To Music Education benefit concert. One of the rare Grammy Week events that is open to the public, the March 31 concert will celebrate the importance of music education, while all proceeds will support the Grammy Museum’s educational programs. The evening will also feature a performance by the GITS alumni band, made up of past Grammy Museum educational program participants who made their musical dreams a reality. For tickets, and additional information, visit the event’s website.
Today, the Grammy Museum also announced dates for the virtual Grammy In The Schools (GITS) Fest. The series will take place from March 28 through March 30, and is free to attend for those who register on the organization’s website. It will feature both students and educators hosting panels and delivering performances, alongside such best-selling acts such as Switchfoot, MUNA, Kid Sistr, and more.
“GITS Fest will truly localize the Grammy Week experience in cities and schools nationwide,” said organizers in a statement. “Woven throughout the virtual festival will be lessons and other valuable information provided by top practitioners across the broad spectrum of music, music education, and its connection to other school subject areas.”
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, meanwhile, released their third studio album, The Future, last November. The timely record dealt with themes of coping during lockdown. “When I was writing the record, we were in the middle of a pandemic and our future looked pretty bleak,” Rateliff said in a press release, ahead of the album. “I just continue to try to write from a place of hope. Then my own neurosis, and maybe being a Libra gets in the way, and I can’t make up my mind. There is this constant back-and-forth battle in me personally and I am sure that comes out in my writing.”
This spring, the band is scheduled to tour the US in support of The Future, beginning April 21 in Tulsa, OK. Along the way, they’ll be joined by such special guests as Mavis Staples, Devon Gilfillian, Durand Jones & The Indications, and Celisse. For tickets and more info, visit the band’s official website.
Buy or stream The Future here, and scroll down to view a complete list of tour dates.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats tour dates:
April 21—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom*
April 22—Rogers, AR—Walmart Amphitheater*
April 23—Oklahoma City, OK—The Criterion*
April 25—San Antonio, TX—Tobin Center*
April 26—Houston, TX—713 Music Hall*
April 28—New Orleans, LA—Mardi Gras World+
April 29—Dallas, TX—Toyota Pavilion*
April 30—Austin, TX—Moody Amphitheater*
August 14—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl^
*w/ Devon Gilfillian
+w/ Mavis Staples and Devon Gilfillian
^w/ Durand Jones & The Indications and Celisse