Acclaimed indie up-and-comer Lucy Dacus brings big sound to the Social


Heavy is the head upon which rests the crown of buzz, but Richmond singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus is clearly in this for the long haul, not for the clicks or likes. Dacus has a big voice, guitar chops for days, and a seemingly endless supply of elegant hooks and equally elegant lyrical turns of phrase, all evident from the moment she broke big in 2015 with the sardonic “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore.” From there, the momentum has been ever-increasing. Her second album, 2018’s Historian, on indie stalwart Matador, raked in critical plaudits across the pop-scribe spectrum. But Dacus isn’t resting on that hype; the prolific songwriter just launched a 2019 holiday song series, where she will release new songs and performances throughout the year to commemorate special days both large and small. (Valentine’s Day saw a cover of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”) We’re enthralled. And, as an added bonus, Mothers – who knocked out a packed house at Will’s last year – is the opener!

with Mothers | 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6 | The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | | $15

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.