Black Arts Festival

MOVED INSIDE: Capital Concert Series featuring Sheila E.

Presented by Miller Lite on Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Capital Concert Series featuring Sheila E.
Please Note:
The following bag policy is in effect:
- CLEAR plastic, vinyl or PVC bags no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" will be allowed. - Small clutch bags no larger than 6" x 9" will be allowed and do NOT need to be clear. - Larger and other types of bags will not be allowed in. There is no storage or check-in for prohibited bags. For patrons with young children in attendance, diaper bags are allowed and subject to search.
Event Information
Capital Concert Series
Presented by
Miller Lite

Sheila E.

Wednesday, July 17 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Inside the Convention Center


5:00 p.m.DJ Reminice
5:30 p.m.Wurliday
6:45 p.m.DJ Reminice
7:15 p.m.Sheila E.

Queen of Percussion
Sheila E.

Guided by the forces of family, faith, and music, Sheila E. has made a name for herself as one of the most talented musical icons over the decades. With a fearless nature and a passion for sharing her gifts with others, Sheila truly follows the beat of her own drum. She touches the lives of so many, with her dynamic music career at the heart of everything. Sheila’s eagerness to share her music, openness as an author, and fire for her ministry make her such a relatable, inspirational figure for people of all ages.

Born into a musical family, Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E.) has been driven by an inner rhythm her entire life. As a young girl, she was immersed in the diverse music scenes of the Bay Area—influenced and inspired by her percussionist father Pete Escovedo; musical uncles Coke Escovedo, Alejandro Escovedo, Mario Escovedo, and Javier Escovedo; and godfather Tito Puente. Growing up in the Escovedo household, musical instruments were for everyone. “Nobody cared as long as you could keep time (or have a good time),” she writes in her memoir, “The Beat Of My Own Drum.”

At the age of 5, Sheila gave her first public performance for an audience of 3,000, appearing alongside her dad. It was while on that stage playing a drum solo that Sheila first realized she was going to be a percussionist. Five decades later, and the beat that has always driven her is showing no signs of slowing down. The famous drummer, singer, songwriter, author, humanitarian, and icon is following the beat of her own drum. She considers music to be the purest form of self-expression and the one true love of her life.
Photograph of Sheila E. standing at a drum set.
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