Throughout their sterling career, Sweet Honey In The Rock has used their art form and their voices to defend civil rights, social justice, equality and freedom for all. Their messages of hope, resilience, and new beginnings feel particularly significant this year and come just days before the inauguration. This performance will feature an exciting lineup of special guests including Kiki Shepard, Keith David, Mumu Fresh, Azar Lawrence and Wycliffe Gordon.
KT Tunstall broke into the public eye in 2004 with "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” She's had much success since, picking up three nominations before winning a BRIT Award and a Grammy Award nomination. She is also the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award for her self-penned hit “Suddenly I See."
No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and music star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Eileen will change the way you think about the fiddle and about Celtic music!
If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70s or are looking to relive the “Hammer of the Gods” phenomenon, you must experience what The St. Petersburg Times calls “the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence.”
One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers.
The Afro-Latin Experience, led by Dizzy Gillespie’s long time Bassist, and 2019 Grammy winner, John Lee, guides you through this musical journey, as the ensemble brings to life the driving rhythms, dynamic melodies, and flowing vocals of the Dizzy Gillespie vision of Afro–Latin music.
Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” (Music Radar Magazine), virtuoso musician/composer Jordan Rudess embarks on a solo piano tour that will travel through his fascinating musical journey – how a young Juilliard piano prodigy destined for a Classical music career evolved into a keyboard rock star phenomenon. The concert will feature the music of Dream Theater and other Rock classics reimagined for the piano.
Richie Furay performs his ONLY “Farewell” show at this rescheduled concert since his farewell tour had been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Virus. He’ll be playing songs from his catalog of classic POCO, Buffalo Springfield, Souther-Hillman-Furay and some new music from his 2021 studio album release of country classic songs by other artists. Come celebrate Richie’s retirement from headline touring at SOPAC.
Two celebrated singer-songwriters return together to the SOPAC stage. Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs” (The New York Times). Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song can be.
Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. He brings together audiences of all cultures, bridging barriers of language and genre through his music. He is joined by Cuban “Trio Havana” with Jorge Bringas, Manuel Alejandro Carro and Yuniel Jiminez as well as special guest and flute virtuoso Itai Kriss. Together they bring a unique interpretation to the full spectrum of Broza’s rich repertoire of hits.
Damien Escobar sits at the intersection of Hip-Hop and Classical music. His classic yet edgy style comes complete with an unstoppable swagger that has helped propel his career from playing the violin in NYC subways to performing for President Barack Obama, Former President George W. Bush, the royal family of Dubai, Oprah Winfrey and many more.
A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, Joan Osborne is a soulful vocalist who has performed alongside many notable artists including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris and Mavis Staples, to name a few.
New Orleans-born Aaron Neville brings his unmistakable sound, heard in classic ballads like “Tell It Like It Is” and “Don’t Know Much” – his hit duo with Linda Ronstadt – to the intimate SOPAC stage in an evening of sublime artistry. Slipping easily from Funky to R&B and Soul, Aaron Neville is surely one of the most distinctive vocal stylists of all time.