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Jason Mraz at The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park
August 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Farmer, philanthropist, and Grammy-winning musician Jason Mraz today announced his first US tour dates since the onset of the pandemic. “Look For The Good Live!” kicks off July 30th at Austin’s legendary Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater and includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park on Friday, August 6, 2021.
Mraz enlisted his 13-piece reggae band to hit the road with him, featuring many of the performers from his latest album, Look For The Good. The unique setlist each night will feature songs from that album plus re-imagined Mraz classics and never-before-heard new compositions.
“When we recorded Look For The Good, we knew we had created something special, something uplifting, that needed to be performed in front of live audiences,” said Mraz. “And then, right before our shows began, the world stopped. Like many artists we created quarantine concerts across the internet, but no matter how big the digital reach, it doesn’t compare to being in the same room. We’ve been patiently waiting for this day: when the curtain goes up in Austin — it will be a celebration of life, with a new appreciation for live music, and in-person connections we’ve all been missing.”
In anticipation of the dates, today Mraz released a ska version of his Grammy-winning track “Make It Mine.” The song is the first in a series of re-imagined Mraz classics that he’ll share in the upcoming weeks prior to tour kickoff. The updated classics and three brand new songs will be part of a deluxe re-issue of Look For The Good out July 16th.
Look For The Good, released last June, features guest appearances by actress/comedian Tiffany Haddish and reggae icon Sister Carol. Mraz announced on the album’s release day that all of his profits from Look For The Good, including his label advance and subsequent royalties, would be donated to non-profit organizations who serve to advance opportunity and equality for Black lives.