Two-time Grammy Nominee Matthew Santos appearing at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Matthew Santos performs at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Aug. 8.
Matthew Santos performs at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Aug. 8.

Two-time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos will perform in the “Summer in the Studio” Concert Series at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street, on August 8 at 8 p.m. Hailed for his soulful voice and versatile style, Santos is recognized for his talent by critics and music giants alike. Tickets for the show are $15 and are available at or at 269-857-2399.

Santos tours the world with his “One-Man-Band” show, using multiple pedals along with his unique style of beat-boxing and looping to achieve a massive sound to accompany his soulfully crafted songs and renowned voice.  Santos has been recognized for his voice by Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Jay-Z, John Legend, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), and Kimbra.

“If I had one word…it would be captivating. It’s not just talent or skill…there’s something more profound there,” said CBS radio Program Director John Sebastian.

In 2008, Santos achieved international success with this collaboration of the song “Superstar” with Lupe Fiasco. The song was nominated for two Grammy awards. The two then opened for Kanye West’s “Glow in the Dark” tour.

Santos has performed world-wide, with appearances on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ellen. He has also performed at Lollapalooza, Coachella, Glastonbury, and Bonaroo and the MTV Video Music Awards.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Matthew to Saugatuck and showcase his talent in our intimate 55-seat performance studio,” said Saugatuck Center for the Arts Executive Director Kristin Armstrong. “This show will sell out – grab your tickets while you can!”

The Summer in the Studio Concert Series is sponsored by Carol and Greg Josefowicz. Tickets are available at or by phone at 269-857-2399.