Sat, July 16, India.Arie
Nevada County Fairgrounds, 9:15 p.m., $40
Nevada County Fairgrounds11228 McCourtney Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Grammy-winning artist India.Arie hit it big with her acoustic neo-soul sound when she was 25. In 2001, her debut album, Acoustic Soul, which featured the hit single “Video,” showed up on the Billboard 200 at No. 10 in the states. Since then, she has released four studio albums and is finishing up a fifth. She’s performed with John Mellencamp, Stevie Wonder and even appeared on Sesame Street for a duet with Elmo. Continuing with her constant collaborations, her next album, Open Door, was recorded with Israeli vocalist Idan Raichel, and will be out in October. 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, www.indiaarie.com.