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SAMI GRISAFE: Vinyl Release

Sami Grisafe is Los Angeles Based artist, co-founder/emcee of the long-running private concert series, SunSeshLA, and Team USA World MVP Quarterback. The Hotel Café show will mark the vinyl release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Open Field, an award-winning documentary chronicling Sami’s trailblazing achievement in sports. 

Combining autobiographical lyrics, live-game audio, driving beats and anthemic melodies, Sami co-wrote the soundtrack with Eren Cannata (Demi Lovato, Andra Day) and KOIL (Timbaland). The singles, “Manifest” and “Trophies,” and accompanying music videos were shot at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.  

Sami’s first love was football, but music and performance are in her DNA. Growing up in Southern California, Sami’s love of watching her parents perform made her as passionate to take the stage as she was to take the field. Sami found herself at odds with the advice she was receiving - “Choose sports or the arts. You can’t do both”. Since she ignored that advice, Sami was awarded Chicago Music Awards Rock Entertainer of the Year for her electrifying live performances and Action ICON’s Dare 2B Different Award. She also performed an acoustic version of her original song, “Key of Us” on Showtime’s Original Series “Work in Progress”. 

Now, Sami’s roots as a trailblazing female athlete and dynamic performer have merged. Open Field had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival - a behind the scenes story of Sami’s football career and the obstacles facing female football players. The film has garnered Best Documentary, Jury and Audience Awards at festivals across the U.S. and was broadcast on the NFL Network for the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. Sami is a motivational speaker featured in film festival panels, SXSW, and keynotes combined with performance (Cusp Conference, Equality Lounge at AdWeek), which she fondly calls Rock Talks. Sami earned a BFA in Acting from the Theater Conservatory at Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Sami Grisafe takes the high-stakes adrenaline from her experience on the field onto the stage with every electrifying performance. “The most inspiring combination of sports and music you will ever see.” (Buzzfeed)



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About The Hotel Cafe

From a close-knit family of local singer songwriters, to well known icons opting for a more intimate setting, the Hotel Cafe has been celebrating the live music experience for over 20 years.

With early career performances from names like Adele, Katy Perry, The Lumineers, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Leon Bridges, Haim, Mumford and Sons, Lord Huron and many others, the venue has been labeled a break-out room for independent and burgeoning artists.

The venue itself is located in the Cahuenga Corridor in the center of Hollywood, CA. With a total capacity of 300 over performance rooms, the vibe is intimate, yet bustles with the artistic community that survives by it as much contributes to it. It is a genuine listening room, where the performance on stage takes precedent.

The Hotel Cafe is also more than just a music venue, however. It is an internationally-known entity whose name has top-lined tours and music festivals from coast to coast in the US, UK and Europe. But most importantly, the Hotel Cafe is a community of discovery. Whether musicians or music fans, all realize this carefully curated roster of talent is no aberration; it is consistent, cultured and begs attention. Everyone who sets foot in Hotel Cafe is part of something special.

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