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Sunset Wednesday: Rana Santacruz

On the Great Lawn

Tonight's performance will be held indoors in Wave Hill House's Armor Hall from 7 to 8PM.

Video: Tiny Desk

Drawing influence from Mariachi, Mexican Cinema, American Bluegrass, Magical Realism and the Mexican Corrido (story-ballad) tradition, Rana Santacruz tells stories of magical worlds through his multifaceted and unique sound. Born and raised in Mexico City, Rana first found success there in the late ‘90s with his alt-rock band La Catrina. But when the group failed to score a radio hit, Rana turned his back on a major label-record deal to release his own music on his own terms, and moved to Brooklyn in 2002. With access to world-renowned musicians and a large talent pool, Rana released his solo debut, Chicavasco,  in 2010. Chicavasco put the critics on notice, and won him a coveted Tiny Desk Concert on NPR Music.


Sunset Wednesday concerts are held on the Great Lawn. Please leave your blankets home, but feel free to bring a picnic and your own folding chair--ours will fill quickly. You may also use the picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery, or purchase supper from The Café and dine on the Kate French Terrace. In case of rain, the music will move indoors to Armor Hall with overflow space in the Mark Twain Room and the covered terrace. There is no food or drink allowed in Armor Hall. Check wavehill.org for shuttle service and for The Café menu on Sunset Wednesdays. 

Grounds open till 8:30PM.
Glyndor Gallery and The Cafe will be open till 7:30PM.
Perkins Visitor Center and Shop till 7PM.

Free with admission to the grounds. Special evening admission to the grounds starts at 4PM; $12 general adult admission; $8 student and seniors 65+; $6 children ages six+.


Purchase admission online by 4pm on day of event and save $2. Online registration opens May 28. (Sorry, no refunds or credits.) Free to Wave Hill Members and children under age six. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.  

Sunset Wednesdays offer a series of seven lively outdoor concerts on the Great Lawn overlooking the Hudson River. Enjoy an inspiring mix of jazz, world, folk, Latin and Caribbean artists in this highly anticipated, summer series.

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