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Al Green

// November 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

With a highly successful recording and touring career that spans over five decades, Al Green’s musical roots originate in Memphis, but he has made an undeniable and lasting impact on music and musicians around the world from R&B, Soul, and Pop to Blues and Gospel. Throughout his career, he has earned a long list of hit albums and singles including his breakthrough release Al Green Gets Next To You in 1971 featuring “Tired of Being Alone,” which was Top Ten on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 1972’s Let’s Stay Together which reached No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart and No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with the title track hitting No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts concurrently.

The hits kept coming, Green continued his chart success with back to back hits including 1972’s platinum selling album I’m Still In Love With You, 1973’s Call Me, featuring the hit single “You Ought To Be With Me,” 1973’s Livin’ For You, 1974’s gold selling Al Green Explores Your Mind and 1975’s Al Green Is Love, all hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart plus the Top 20 R&B hit albums Full of Fire and Have A Good Time, both released in 1976. In 1975, Al Green released his platinum selling hits collection Al Green’s Greatest Hits which reached top 20 on Billboard’s Top 200 and No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and packed with hits including “Let’s Stay Together,” “Call Me (Come Back Home),” “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” and “Tired of Being Alone.”

In the 80s, the Reverend Al Green returned to the music he was raised on, and for the next decade, he focused on Gospel music. His first Gospel album, The Lord Will Make A Way, was the album that resulted in the first Grammy of his career. His fans followed his new path, and he continued his chart success with 1983’s I’ll Rise Again, which hit No. 4 on the Top Gospel Albums chart, and two Top 10s in the Top Gospel Album chart with 1984’s Trust In God and 1987’s Soul Survivor, which reached No. 1.

His return to pop music with I Can’t Stop (2003) and 2008’s Lay It Down, put Green back on the pop charts with a No. 9 and No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Along with Al Green’s commercial success, he continues to receive praise and accolades most recently being celebrated in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2014. He received “Lifetime Achievement Award” at both the 2002 GRAMMY AWARDS® and the 2008 BET Awards and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee in 1995. He has won GRAMMY® Awards for the songs: “The Lord Will Make A Way” (1981); “Higher Plane;” (1982) “Precious Lord” (1982); “Ocean Blue (I’ll Rise Again)” (1983); “Going Away” (1986); “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” (1987); “As Long As We’re Together” (1989); “Stay With Me (By The Sea) (2008); and “You’ve Got The Love I Need” (2008). He has also received GRAMMY® Awards for his duets with Shirley Caesar for “Sailin’ On The Sea Of Your Love” (1984), “Wanna Be Happy?” (2015) with Kirk Franklin and “Funny How Time Slips Away” (1994) with Lyle Lovett.

Today, Reverend Green dedicates his time to his ministry in his hometown of Memphis, TN. In 2018, he recorded and released “Before The Next Teardrop Falls,” his first single in almost 10 years.

Considered one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, with Pitchfork proclaiming Al Green as “The Greatest Living Soul Singer,” Al Green is a national treasure and once again hits the road to spread his message of love.

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her generation”, Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can take any type of song and make it completely her own. Bettye is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 1960s and is still creating vital recordings today. To quote the late, great George Jones: “Bettye is truly a ‘singer’s singer’.”

Bettye LaVette is a true legend with a musical career spanning more than 60 years, she is now rightly recognized as one of the finest vocalists and one of the great interpreters of song. Her discography spans five decades, but it is within the past decade that she has finally been recognized as one of America’s finest vocal talents.

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Event Start

7:00 pm

Doors Open