Music To My Soul: Live Performance
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Epiphany Center For The Arts: The Sanctuary
201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
Music To My Soul: Live Performance Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour Showtime: 7:30PM Tickets: $20 - Advanced | $25 - Day of show ‘Service charges apply to
Music To My Soul: Live Performance
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour
Tickets: $20 - Advanced | $25 - Day of show
‘Service charges apply to ALL ticket purchases (online and box office)’ - Credit card only at door
OAD Productions Presents: Music to my Soul Closing Reception & Music Performance
Join us on Friday, March 1st at 7:30pm for the closing reception of Yolanda Richards’ “Music to my Soul” photography exhibition with a special music performance in Epiphany’s intimate Sanctuary cabaret-style space by three of the Chicago artists featured in the series: King Melik, Nola Adé, and Bruce Henry.
ABOUT "MUSIC TO MY SOUL”
The City of Chicago is recognized as the “Heart of Soul” with music legends such as Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Betty Everett, and more, launched from Vee Jay and Brunswick Records on historic Record Row; a ten-block stretch of Chicago's South Michigan Avenue where several independent record companies produced blues, R&B, jazz, and soul music from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s. These artists spurred a revolution that has inspired both established and emerging soul artists to this day. Although Chicago is known globally as a city with deep roots in soul, it is not holistically celebrated nor is it recognized locally. In collaboration with Overflow After Dark Production, Music to my Soul aims to inform, celebrate, and expose the histories, legacy, and contributions of Chicago soul music. The series and photography exhibition document twelve Chicago musicians: six seasoned and with historic roots to Record Row, and six emerging artists who are creating a new era of soul music in the Windy City.
About King Melik:
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, King Melik’s musical journey began at the age of six when he picked up the classical violin and shortly after started studying the music of the Baroque period. In high school, he joined the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Musical Arts Institute. Despite finding inspiration in more modern pop artists like Ross Lynch’s character in Austin & Ally, King Melik’s sound has also been crafted by Mozart and Antonín Dvořák –contributing to his diverse musical palette. In November of last year, King Melik released his EP, Sanctuary, a showcase of his extensive attention to arrangements and illustrative yet catchy lyricism. Starting the project with a more classical approach, we hear those childhood inspirations ring out with grand vocals and dramatic heart-beating synths filling the room. Full of familiar names like SONNY, Supa Bwe, and Senite, Sanctuary is a project that feels right at home.
About Nola Ade:
If Nola Ade’s music evokes a little more emotion, if her voice inspires and motivates you in ways you’ve never experienced, know that it is not an accident. Through a journey of self-exploration, this Nigerian-American songbird has come to discover that the purpose behind her gift as an artist is to help her audience find themselves and understand joy as she knows it. Music has been a vital part of Nola Adé’s life for as long as she can remember. It was a cornerstone of her family’s Nigerian church community on the South Side of Chicago, and she quickly developed an abiding love for the art. Her forthcoming EP, Royal, is the embodiment of that purpose, at once a celebration of Nola’s journey as it is a reminder for others to celebrate all that is royal within themselves. Her songs deliver soulful R&B vocal arrangements over contemporary Afrobeats production, making her music feel familiar and innovative.
About Bruce Henry:
Known as a “man of great musical imagination,” Bruce A. Henry is an internationally known vocalist, composer, storyteller, recording artist and educator. Also, a man of great musical knowledge, Bruce teaches musical history, traditions and culture as he entertains and enraptures audiences with his vocal agility. Anchored in Chicago, Illinois, with strong ties to the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Bruce shares his expertise and musical creativity across the nation and overseas. Bruce is a singer and band leader with a long history of stellar jazz concerts, moving R&B shows and revered tribute performances. Honoring the likes of Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin, his tribute shows entertain audiences with inspired interpretations of classics. As a vocal extraordinaire, he handles an eclectic mix of styles with ease.
Golden Hour at Epiphany:
Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!
Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!
Please note that outside food or beverages are not permitted in the venue