B2wins Return to Heritage Center

Sep 20, 2019 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its seventh annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with B2wins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in John and Alice Butler Hall.

WHAT:            B2wins, Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

WHEN:            7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        UD Students: $5 in advance, $9 day of show; UD Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students, Military, and Veterans: $12-$22 in advance, $17-$27 day of show; General Public: $15-$25 in advance, $20-$30 day of show; Children and Non-UD Students: $10 in advance, $15 day of show

B2wins, pronounced “B-Twins,” is back by popular demand. Made up of Brazilian twin brothers Walter and Wagner Caldas, the powerhouse group has been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive appearance and signature sound. B2wins features an electric violin and ukulele with vocals. The group plays a variety of genres, integrating humor and lively audience participation.

According to Walter and Wagner, “Perhaps the most difficult question we are asked is ‘What kind of music do you play?’ Well, when you break away from the traditional instrumentation of a ‘band’ like we have, you break away the ability to put us into a specific genre. Every song drips with originality and is coupled with thick musicianship. This is why everyone from jazz junkies and reggae lovers, to classical aficionados and hip-hop heads, all leave smiling with their own comparisons of who we sound like. We have many faces and many sounds. We strive to always give you something special, regardless of where we meet and what you like.”

The twins, who grew up in the violent slums of Brazil, have defeated violence, poverty, depression, and cancer. They are now on a mission to make the world smile again. According to the twins, what they do extends far beyond music. For them, music is merely a tool to make the world a better place.

B2wins will be joined on stage by additional musicians on electric bass and drums.

A free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert featuring Theresa Rosetta will precede B2wins from 6 to 7 p.m. in Heritage Center. Rosetta is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Iowa with a smooth jazz-pop style. Her newest EP is The Flower Project. Rosetta will be joined by djembe player, Eric Christenson.

Tickets for B2wins can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package or single tickets can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.