Richmond’s First Southern Soul Music Festival: Featuring Tucka, Pokey Bear, Calvin Richardson, Roy C, Sir Charles Jones, and Ronnie Bell *No Refunds or Exchanges *Artist are subject to change
Tucka - Over the past few years, a brand new voice has risen by the name of TUCKA, he’s been winning fans with his signature sound. Influenced by R&B and Soul Greats he rose-up on the sounds from his southwest Louisiana roots. TUCKA has come up with his own sound, which combines the best of both.
Calvin Richardson - Affectionately dubbed “The Soul Prince,” Multi-Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Calvin Richardson has been delighting fans with his straight-shooting no holds barred southern Soul and driving women mad for close to two decades.
Sir Charles Jones - Sir Charles Jones is an artist whose part-throwback, part-modern style of R&B is based on traditional Southern soul and blues. The vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist call himself the Undisputed King of Southern Soul; he has been a busy touring musician with headlining gigs and appearances at soul and blues festivals.
Pokey Bear - Southern bluesman Pokey Bear injects a larger-than-life swagger into his R&B-infused bayou soul. The Baton Rouge party-starter released his solo effort Josephine Son Pokey in 2014; the album included his de facto theme song, "They Call Me Pokey."
The Legendary Roy C - Roy C is an American southern soul singer, songwriter and record executive, best known for his 1965 hit, "Shotgun Wedding", the song “Honey Drippers, has been one of the most sampled drum tracks in hip hop music.
Ronnie Bell - Ronnie Bell is a church-reared independent R&B singer, his material has alternated between contemporary commercial sounds and slower numbers more in line with deeply Southern soul-blues. "I'll Pay the Shipping Cost" arrived in 2016.
Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. He became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring along- side Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker embarked on his first production as executive producer and co-starred in the hit movie, Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and shortly after appeared in the highly successful Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. In 2006, Tucker negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood.
Chris Tucker co-starred in the 2013 Oscar®- nominated film Silver Linings Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. In 2015, his first standup film, Chris Tucker Live, was released exclusively on Netflix, and marked the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his company, Chris Tucker Entertainment. Chris co-starred in Ang Lee’s powerful Iraq war-centric film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk with Vin Diesel and Steve Martin.
To date, Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales world- wide. He is currently on a successful U.S. and international 2019 comedy tour, receiving rave reviews from all over the world.
Outside of comedy, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world, doing philanthropic work to make a difference through his Chris Tucker Foundation.Outside of comedy, Tucker is a dedicated philanthropist and humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world, doing philanthropic work to make a difference through The Chris Tucker Foundation.
Catch Wilco and Sleater-Kinney on the "It's Time Summer 2020 Tour" with special guest opener Nnamdi at the Altria Theater on August 19, 2020. Get your tickets now!
Throughout the past two-plus decades Wilco has won multiple Grammy Awards, released ten studio albums, as well as a trio of albums with Billy Bragg penning music to lyrics by Woody Guthrie. They have founded their own record label (dBpm Records) and festival (Solid Sound), and 2020 sees them curating Sky Blue Sky, a destination concert experience in Mexico, for the first time. The Chicago sextet continues to be regarded as a live powerhouse, as described by NPR “To see Wilco on stage is to hear the best of the best.”
The band’s forthcoming album, Ode To Joy, released in Fall 2019. The band will be touring Europe and North America extensively surrounding its release.
“How does brokenness walk? Or move through the world?” says guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein about The Center Won’t Hold, Sleater-Kinney’s tenth studio album. “We’re always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person – ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness – in the middle of the chaos.”
The Center Won’t Hold is Sleater-Kinney’s midnight record on the doomsday clock. After twenty-five years of legendary collaboration, rock’n’roll giants Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker rise to meet the moment by digging deeper and sounding bigger than we’ve heard them yet. Here are intimate battle cries. Here are shattered songs for the shattered survivors. “The Center Won’t Hold drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election,” says guitarist/vocalist Tucker of the title track. “We’re not taking it easy on the audience. That song is meant to be really heavy and dark. And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that song, it’s like we’re finding our way out of that space by becoming a rock band.”
Baby Shark Live! Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs!Baby Shark Live! is a state of the art enchanting kids spectacular. In this one of a kind concert experience young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and friends, go on fun adventures to learn and meet new friends! Some of the hit songs include, Baby Shark, Five Little Monkeys, Wheels On The Bus, Jungle Boogie, and Monkey Banana Dance!
Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for.
It’s a small wonder that Patti has time for anything else in between recording and touring, but she makes time and the world is oh so happy that she does! She has written six books, Don’t Block the Blessings, LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About, Patti’s Pearls, Patti LaBelle’s Lite Cuisine, Recipes for the Good Life and her most recent, Desserts LaBelle. Several years ago, she introduced Patti’s Good Life, a successful food line that includes a variety of pies, cobblers and cakes, and is available at Walmart stores. Also, she has starred in a highly rated cooking show, Patti LaBelle's Place, on the Cooking Channel. In 2017, Patti released her first jazz album, Bel Hommage, and a holiday album, Patti LaBelle and Friends - Home for the Holidays, on her own record label, GPE Records. And most recently, Patti expanded the Patti’s Good Life line to include frozen comfort foods such as macaroni & cheese, greens, beef brisket and cornbread.
World renowned for her dynamic career as an entertainer and entrepreneurial success, Patti’s work as a humanitarian is just as legendary. She remains an advocate for adoption, diabetes, cancer, HIV / AIDS and many other causes and non-profit initiatives. While she has reached the heights of success throughout her 50-plus year career, Patti has also endured and survived personal strife. Within a ten-year period, she lost her mother, three sisters and best friend to diabetes and cancer. In 1994, she was diagnosed with diabetes and shortly thereafter became a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.
The same motivation that had Patricia Louise Holte blossom from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles and later Labelle, to a solo artist is the same energy that keeps her fire burning at seventy-five years young. “Each year I grow, and that’s a blessing from God. I do what I can do. I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it…It’s not about making money because I don’t need money, but I need to sing. With a voice or without, I’ve got to get on that stage.” And the world is thankful that Patti’s voice sounds so good to our ears.