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Robert Cray, Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama, Special Guest Shemekia Copeland

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 7:00pm until 11:59pm

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. After winning a Grammy for “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak. Hailed as "gospel titans" by Rolling Stone, the Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated south with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. They released their debut single, "I Can See Everybody’s Mother But Mine," on the iconic Veejay label in 1948, launching a 70-year recording career that would see them rack up five GRAMMY Awards. Shemekia Copeland's instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring—delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. Tickets begin at $65. Purchase online here.  Gates open at 6:00pm, Shemekia Copeland at 7:00pm, Marc Cohn at 8:15pm, The Robert Cray Band at 9:45pm. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

144 East Black St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone:
(803) 329-7090
Email:
jwilson@cityofrockhill.com

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