92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA, 01040
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
Watch & Listen
EMMY Rival announces her debut self-titled EP to release (xx), with lead single “Native Gold” releasing on (xx). An anti-fairytale relationship inspired the conversational and expressive EP, elevated by empowerment rather than agony. “Native Gold” features pop melodies and cinematic, spectral electronic production.
Born Emily Keil, EMMY Rival shines in creating confessional lyrics from the end of a decade long relationship. The EP is a winding walk along the path to self-worth and the right to dignity. Rather than running away from darkness, EMMY Rival uses it to build a powerful inner empire. The moniker of EMMY Rival became the embodiment of the person Keil aims to be. California’s Musicians Institute in Hollywood is where Rival’s musical journey began. Upon graduation, she moved to Las Vegas where she met Cee-Lo Green while working as an studio assistant at Odds on Records, a pivotal moment that drove her lyricism to communicate authentic emotion.
Rival's time at the studio in Sin City working alongside many pop icons helped develop her musical confidence. Nashville’s prestigious songwriting community lured her away from California. Nashville producer Kyle Lampi helped her compose the pop sound on her debut EP. The two worked together to form an impressive and effortlessly transparent debut release.
$10 advanced, $12 door
The Bistro at Gateway City Arts is open until 10pm on show nights, during these events there is counter service and we are unable to take reservations. Due to the high volume of patrons entering for the show, we will be serving a special event menu. To find out more about our menu and dining hours, visit gatewaycityartsbistro.com or call (413) 650-0786.