Elevate Unity Benefit Music presents Urban Rhythm & Blues Summit featuring LADY A!

Friday, April 28, 2023

Doors open: 7 pm
Event begins: 8 pm

Event Website: Alberta Abbey & Soundstage Events
 
Artist Website: Lady A
 
Artist Music: Lady A
 
This special weekend of music is part of the Elevate Unity Non-profit Benefit Music Concerts. It's time to celebrate with the people who support local musicians and Unity!
 
~ IN THE AUDITORIUM ~
THE URBAN RHYTHM & BLUES SUMMIT 
                                               
Music w/PDX Special Guest TBA

Plus the Gold Experience Showcase
with Brian Foxworth & Ben Jones

Doug Lewis • Nick Rolf • Mary Tucker
 
Featuring Seattle Special Guest
the N.W. Soul R&B Gospel Sensation "LADY A"
 
Join us for a fun event featuring the NW Queen of Blues, Soul & Funk, the incomparable Lady A!
 
Joining the lineup is renowned local R&B heavyweights, The Gold Experience. Plus a Suprise PDX Special Guest TBA!!
 
The music from this group of artists is guaranteed to keep you dancing in your seats and bring you to your feet!  
 
The evening will include a mix of sultry Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, and much more. Including some serious Creole Cajun Southern Soul Food!! That's Right!
 
So don't miss this soulful community celebration, all for a great cause!
 
Lady A Bio: Lady A has been a Pacific NW favorite for 20+ years in the business.  Nationally and Internationally known, Lady A, has a high-energy show that has been compared to the likes of "Tina Turner" and "Chaka Khan" ~  a smile that easily draws the audience in with her sultry-husky voice and contemporary blues-funk style and like a Good pot-a-Gumbo, Lady A is best served HOT!
 
Lady A's NEW Album titled:  "Satisfyin" ~ an album of Hope, Inspiration, and a throwback to the Blues, and Soul music honoring those who came before with a dash of stories from her life told in comedic style while giving the audience something to dance and clap your hands to.  Produced by Lady A and her long-time Music Director, Producer, band member, and Songwriter, John Oliver III.  This album has something for everyone that reminds us of family, neighborhood BBQs, old flames, and how to love ourselves as well as those we encounter in life.
 
Nominated for 2022 Washington Blues Society Best in Blues Performer of the Year, Best Blues Album (Satisfyin), and Best Blues Vocalist; Voted 2020 and 2021 Female Blues Performer of the Year by the Washington Blues Society (WBS); Nominated by the Soul Cafe Awards 2021 as Best Female Blues Performer of the Year; serving as Host DJ on Lady A's Gumbo n Gospel on Sunday mornings and Lady A's Black n Blues both on NWCZ online radio; as well as Host DJ for Lady A's The Boss on KMRE FM 102.3 Bellingham radio station.  On the Board of Directors, vocal coach and mentor in the Rhapsody Music project for Americana, Folks, and Blues Students of the program.  As well as a Touring Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Community Activist, Storyteller, and Songwriter, Lady A also brings musicians to the Seattle area under Lady A Productions for live performances in Blues and Gospel artist, and has served as MC of the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival All-Star Jam and a part of the Methow Valley Juke Joint All-Stars band 7 years running..... Lady A has truly lived up to her moniker as 
 
"The Hardest Workin' Woman in  Blues, Soul, Funk & Gospel"
 
 Lady A's Motto in life: "Be Blessed and Be A blessing!

Come on and let the Music take your mind......."When the music plays. We Are Family"
 
The Gold Experience Band takes some of the Northwest’s top, world-class musicians and provides the best of the best in many genres of music including but certainly not limited to Soul, R&B, Funk, Jazz, and Pop. Individually, the lineup has backed artists from Buddy Guy, BB King, PeeWee Ellis, Frank McComb, Pleasure, and The Neville Brothers to Sting, Aretha Franklin, and Anita Baker. Simply put, the quintessential band to fit your need...and totally rock your event.
  
Alberta Abbey features a full bar and superb Creole Cajun food from Southern Grill Catering.
 
For more info google Alberta Abbey & Soundstage Events websites for updates.
For ticketing & reservations go to www.tickettomato.com/ or www.Alberta Abbey.org 
 
Our supporting sponsors include Aspen Meadow Band, Soundstage Events, Music Millennium, Music Portland, Artichoke Music, and Alberta Abbey. They are all striving to Elevate Unity, celebrate diversity, and love for each other, in our community, city, and country!
 
The Elevate Unity Benefit Music Series is a collaborative effort created from the necessity to support the arts, reconnect our community, and promote Unity through the healing message of music! Our focus is to advocate for inclusion and equality and support our local venues, staff, gig workers, and musicians still struggling from the effects of our industry shut down from COVID.
 
The Elevate Unity Benefit Music Series also supports the following local nonprofits:
Aspen Meadow Band, Music Portland, Black United Fund, PDX Jazz, Saturday Samaritans, Cascade Blues Association, Portland Columbia Symphony, Leukemia Lymphoma foundation, Friends of Noise, and Access to Opportunity.
  
Tickets:  
   General Admission Donation:  $22
   Reserve VIP + Dinner:  $35
 
Reserve VIP + Dinner Special Includes:
Choice of Bourbon St. Chicken / Smoked Pork / Garlic Green Beans / 7 Cheese Creole Mac
 
All-ages welcome.
Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of a show cancellation.
Elevate Unity Benefit Concerts presents Urban Rhythm & Blues Summit featuring LADY A!

Date / time Fri, April 28, 2023 Doors open: 7:00 pm Event begins: 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

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