Wed February 5, 2014
WNKU Presents An Evening with the Blind Boys of Alabama
FRIDAY, MARCH 21
Doors at 7:30 pm / Show at 8:30 PM
Phone orders at 1-888-428-7311 will end at 5 PM today. Online sales will end at 7 PM.
Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
On Friday, March 21, WNKU will present the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert at Greaves Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.
The Blind Boys of Alabama first sang together at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the 30s. They toured the South during the Jim Crow era of the 40s and 50s. They sang alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr during the Civil Rights movement of the 60s, and they won five Grammy’s in the 2000s. The history alone in this group is staggering.
Blending blues, gospel, funk, and even country, the Blind Boys of Alabama fit in perfectly to the WNKU sound. Over the years, they’ve recorded and performed with Lou Reed, Susan Tedeschi, Ben Harper, Tom Petty, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel, Prince, and on and on. They’ve appeared on 60 Minutes II, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, CBS Saturday Morning, Austin City Limits and Colbert Report. The Blind Boys of Alabama have performed at Royal Albert Hall, The Beacon Theater, and Carnegie Hall. This March, they’ll be on stage at Northern Kentucky University’s Greaves Concert Hall.
Tickets to see the Blind Boys of Alabama at Greaves Concert Hall are $30 with proceeds benefitting WNKU. Tickets are on sale at Cincyticket.com all Cincy Ticket outlets, and by phone at 1-888-428-7311 until 3 PM on the day of the show. After 3 PM on the 21st, any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. It is an all-ages show.
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About Greaves Concert Hall...
Greaves Concert Hall is a concert venue with exceptional acoustics, standing as one of Northern Kentucky's premiere performing facilities with a seating capacity of 637. It is located in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. Past performances in the hall have included Leon Russell, Indigo Girls, Los Lonely Boys, Moxy Fruvous, Chanticleer, Paul Thorn, Brave Old World, the Harlem Dance Company, as well as appearances by internationally renowned speakers like Robert Kennedy, Jr., Pat Buchanan, James Carville, Edward James Olmos, Bob Woodward, and John Edwards.