Saturday, April 16 at 10 p.m.
Bringing his Miami heat to Music City, TN in 2010, South Florida native Sammy Arriaga has quickly become a young, rising country music sensation. After discovering his natural ability and passion for singing at the age of 14, Arriaga began to teach himself to play guitar. “Picking up the guitar inspired me to learn more about the country genre,” says Arriaga. “And I quickly fell in love with it.” So much so that Arriaga plugged the famed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge into his GPS and drove 998 miles straight to Nashville.
At 23 years old, Arriaga has been captivating audiences across the country with his infectious style, performing alongside popular chart-topping acts such as the ACM-nominated duo Love and Theft, The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, Chase Rice, Trace Adkins, Corey Smith & more. “The process of bringing a song to life, from a writer’s room on music row to music venues, is the best thing in the world,” says Arriaga.
Integrating his Latin heritage into his music, Arriaga incorporates various rhythmic elements that put a unique spin on today’s Pop Country sound and filling a niche that country music has not yet experienced.