Ashlee Simpson + Evan
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Ashlee Simpson + Evan
Since bursting on the scene as a teenager, Ashlee Simpson-Ross has proven she is determined, authentic and resilient.
Ashlee became one of the biggest names in pop music in 2004 when she released her debut album Autobiography. It debuted at number one on Billboard’s album chart and went on to sell over five million copies worldwide. No matter where you went, you couldn’t avoid hearing the album’s monster hit “Pieces of Me,” which hit the Top 5 and went gold.
Co-writing all of the songs on Autobiography, Ashlee proved she tapped into the hearts and minds of a generation. Whether it was singing about insecurity in the hit single “Shadow” or exhibiting her flirtatious side in “La, La,” Ashlee illustrated there were many layers beneath her powerful voice. The album’s success brought Ashlee many accolades including the Billboard Music Award for Best New Fe- male Artist of the Year and two Teen Choice Awards.
When Ashlee released her sophomore album I Am Me, in 2005, it also debuted at #1` and earned multi- platinum status. In 2008, her Top 5 album Bittersweet won over critics and fans.
After touring the world to sold-out shows, Ashlee set her sights on theater. In 2006 she took on the role of Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago. Her captivating stage presence earned rave re- views. Broadway took notice. Ashlee made her Broadway debut in Chicago reprising the role of Roxie.
Ashlee’s success is anything but accidental. As a little girl in Texas, she always had the ambition to be a star. She took her first ballet class when she was 3 years old. Her dedication paid off. At 11 years old she became the youngest person accepted to the School of American Ballet in New York City. Television soon came calling. Ashlee delighted viewers and gained a fan base playing Cecilia Smith in the long- running family drama 7th Heaven. Chronicling the recording process of the Autobiography album, MTV’s reality series The Ashlee Simpson Show became a bona fide hit. In 2009, Ashlee kept audiences on the edge of their seats playing the vindictive Violet Foster in the CW’s reboot of Melrose Place.
But for all the hit songs, awards and roles she has played, Ashlee says her biggest achievement is her family. Ashlee has a 9-year old son Bronx. In 2014 she married Evan Ross and a year later they welcomed their daughter Jagger Snow.
The future is bright for Ashlee. She’s about to set the music industry on fire once again with new music she’s writing and recording with her husband Evan that promises to be soulful, fun and reflective. The couple’s creative ventures will also include a unisex clothing line they have conceived and designed. Named after their daughter Jagger Snow, the line that ignores labels will be available at Zadig & Voltaire.
Ashlee once said: “Fear is not something I live by. I’d rather got to the edge and see what happens.” For close to two decades, audiences have seen Ashlee touch the stars, navigate life’s ups and downs and come through it all filled with love and a song to sing.
Evan Ross has been acting ever since he was a teenager. He’s appeared in over a dozen films and numerous televisions shows with some of Hollywood’s greatest actors. Growing up Greenwich, CT in a home filled with music and love provided a solid foundation to explore his create talent as a recording artist.
In 2006, Evan launched his film career playing an orphaned teen in the feature film ATL alongside T.I. The roles kept coming. He also starred in the films Pride (2007); Life Support (2008); According to Greta (2009); 96 Minutes (2011); CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013); and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & Part 2 (2014-15).
For Evan’s work in 96 Minutes, he received the SXSW Competition Award for Breakthrough Performance. He also earned an NAACP nomination as Outstanding Actor for his role in Life Support. Even with Evan’s impressive list of movie credits, many fans first came to love him as teen heartthrob Charlie Selby on 90210. Today, Evan can be seen as Angel Rivera which presented the chance to bring music and acting together on the hit Fox drama, Stars.
In 2014, Evan’s life journey presented true love and then he naturally found himself the studio writing and recording music. In 2015, he released his self-penned debut single “How To Live Alone.” The song examines the idea of being in love; a lyric of his expression to his marriage and love for singer and actress Ashlee Simpson. With a sultry and seductive vocal, Evan sings “If it’s not you, it will be no one…” Not long after the release of “How To Live Alone,” the couple welcomed their daughter Jagger Snow.
If Evan Ross is a multi-faceted actor and artist, his talent comes honestly, both creatively and as an explorer of life. Evan is part of one of the most famous and beloved families in the en- tertainment business, his mother is global icon Diana Ross. His father, Arne Naess JR was a successful Norwegian businessman and avid mountaineer.
Adoring fans have watched Evan evolve from a little boy on stage dancing with his mother to teen idol to making movies to launching his own recording career. Yet, Evan remains hum- ble. He says the time he spends at home with his wife and young daughter brings a joy that is unmatched. There’s no stopping this artist whose talent transcends form.
Next up: Evan and his wife Ashlee are collaborating on new music and launching a new uni- sex clothing line. Even with a growing career in entertainment, Evan was raised with the idea that family comes first. He plans to honor that tradition as his daughter Jagger now watches her father take center stage.
GA $25 | Premier Plus $50 | VIP Meet & Greet $99
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service