SAN FRANCISCO (February 25, 2019) – Today, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced the launch of its 2019 Off the Record music program, which begins in Austin on March 16 and includes six additional concerts throughout the year in Boston, Toronto, Nashville, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Kimpton Off the Record is an immersive live concert series bringing people together for intimate performances in Kimpton locations across the country. The program is designed to spark human connection in an intimate setting as part of the Kimpton brand’s ongoing Stay Human campaign.
The Off the Record series begins with a concert by Moon Taxi at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin during SXSW on March 16. This year’s Off the Record lineup will also feature performances by Betty Who, Rhye, The Sisterhood Band, St. Lucia and Twin Shadow. Every band and musical artist was hand-selected specifically for the concert’s unique locale, and musical genres range from indie rock to country to R&B to synth pop.
Kimpton believes in the power of music to connect people and encourage them to be their true, authentic selves. As part of Off the Record, Kimpton will partner with Vinyl Me, Please, a curated record of the month club subscription, and legendary guitar brand Gibson Guitars to raise funds for Kimpton’s longtime charity partner The Trevor Project. For every person who purchases a Vinyl Me, Please subscription through Kimpton’s Off the Record microsite, a portion of the total subscription cost will be donated to The Trevor Project. Gibson Guitars will donate 12 Les Pauls, with a total value that exceeds $36K, to Kimpton’s Off the Record silent auctions, with proceeds going directly to The Trevor Project.
“Music has this incredible power to bring people together and spark connections,” said Lauren Bucherie, Kimpton’s Director of Music + Brand Activations. “We have an exciting lineup of our favorite bands and artists for Off the Record this year. Together, we’re so proud to support The Trevor Project’s important cause as part of the series.”
To give music lovers a one stop shop for all things Off the Record and connect to the music beyond each concert, Kimpton also launched an experiential music hub. The Kimpton Off the Record microsite offers access to win tickets to these intimate concerts, behind the scenes footage of the performances, Q&As with the artists and much more. To attend these exclusive and intimate concerts, fans can enter to win tickets here, redeem 10K IHG Rewards Club points, or book a VIP package that includes two tickets to the show, a 30-minute meet and greet with the band, cocktails and a vinyl from the concert’s artist to take home.
The 2019 Kimpton Off the Record concert series includes the following performances:
March 16, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, Austin
Moon Taxi is a Nashville-based indie rock band with a loyal fan base. They have appeared on a variety of late-night shows, secured song placements with top brands like Makers Mark and BMW and played at top festivals like Coachella.
April 25, Kimpton Nine Zero, Boston
Betty Who is an Australian superstar who recently developed the theme song for the new Queer Eye reboot!
May 9, Kimpton Saint George, Toronto
Rhye is a critically-acclaimed Canadian R&B singer and a Juno Album of the Year nominee.
July 11, Kimpton Aertson, Nashville
The Sisterhood Band
This beloved female country music duo features the daughter of Kathie Baillie and Michael Bonagura of Baillie & the Boys, and the daughter of legendary rock singer Rod Stewart.
August 1, Kimpton Goodland, Santa Barbara
St Lucia is a musical project from Jean-Phillip Grobler, a South African singer based in Brooklyn with an undeniably magnetic and unique synth-pop sound. St Lucia is also known for their high-profile remixes for artists like Charlie XCX and Foster the People
September 12, Kimpton La Peer, Los Angeles
Twin Shadow is a perfect fit for the La Peer given the Dominican-American singer and songwriter is a style icon based in LA, and famous for artist collaborations (recently with Haim) and his distinctly cool LA sound.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the acknowledged industry pioneer that introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton operates more than 60 hotels and 70 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Time and again, Kimpton has demonstrated its commitment to creating spaces and experiences that are centered on its guests. From inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered. The Kimpton experience is always meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton is highly regarded for its workplace culture and has been consistently recognized on the FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Empowered employees bring to life the heartfelt guest experience that has come to define Kimpton.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.