We’re excited to present a Valentine's weekend of love-fueled Soul and R&B hits. Saturday's 70's Soul Jam presents 5 of the era’s top acts. Sunday’s Valentine’s Day Show caps off the weekend with two fan-favorite artists, Stephanie Mills and Will Downing.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2016
Marquee Concerts announces two special Valentine’s weekend events at New York City’s landmark Beacon Theatre. The annual 70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 3pm and 8pm features a line-up of five classic R&B/soul groups: The Stylistics, Dramatics, New Birth, Ray, Goodman and Brown, and Jobie Thomas’ Enchantment. On Sunday, February 14 at 8pm, Grammy winning songstress Stephanie Mills and romantic R&B artist Will Downing each take the stage in An Evening of Love: The Valentine’s Day Show.
All of the groups featured in The 70's Soul Jam were prominent throughout the 1970s on the Top 40 charts with multiple Top 10 hits. An Evening of Love’s Stephanie Mills is a Grammy, Tony, and American Music Award winner with a career spanning over 3 decades, while Grammy nominated singer and native New Yorker Will Downing is an acclaimed vocalist dubbed “The Prince of Sophisticated Soul.”
During the early ‘70s, leading Philly soul group The Stylistics had a dozen Top 10 hits, including “You Are Everything,” “Break Up to Make Up,” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” Detroit's Dramatics are best known for their #1 R&B hits “In the Rain” and “Whatcha See is Whatcha Get.” With hits like “Dream Merchant,” “It’s Been A Long Time,” “I Can Understand It,” “It’s Impossible” and “Wildflower," New Birth has maintained a strong presence in the music world. The soul trio Ray, Goodman & Brown scored several hits the early ’70s (as the Moments) and their ballad “Special Lady” topped the 1979 R&B charts and hit #5 on the Pop charts. Jobie Thomas’ Enchantment’s “Gloria,” “Sunshine,” and "It’s You That I Need" stand out among the mid-1970s hits from Detroit-based group.
Rising to fame as “the little girl with the big voice” and starring 5 years as Dorothy in the hit Broadway musical, “The Wiz,” Stephanie Mills has become one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. The award-winning recording artist with an ultra-soulful sound and captivating onstage energy, has had five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles. She most recently appeared in NBC’s "The Wiz Live" as Auntie Em in December with an all-star cast including Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Common, and more. Veteran R&B vocalist and Grammy nominee Will Downing celebrates the 2015 release of his latest love-packed CD, "Chocolate Drops." In recent years, Will has become became a regular at the top of the contemporary jazz charts, releasing a number of acclaimed albums.
“We’re excited to present a Valentine's weekend of love-fueled Soul and R&B hits, notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Marquee Concerts. "The 70's Soul Jam presents 5 of the era’s top acts for a classic show that will entertain fans who originally enjoyed their music and well as a new generation of R&B and soul lovers. Sunday’s Valentine’s Day Show caps off the weekend with two fan-favorite artists, Stephanie Mills and Will Downing.”
Tickets for "The 70's Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert" on Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and 8pm are on sale now, priced at $49.50, $69.50, and $79.50. Tickets for "An Evening of Love: The Valentine’s Day Show" featuring Stephanie Mills and Will Downing on Sunday, February 14 at 8pm are on sale now, priced at $59, $69, $79, and $129.
For tickets and information for both shows, visit MarqueeConcerts.com or Ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call: 866-858-0008. The Beacon Theatre is located at 2124 Broadway between West 74th and West 75th Streets on New York City’s Upper West Side.
About Marquee Concerts:
NYC based Marquee Concerts, one of the premier independent concert promoters in the Northeast, produces hundreds of events across all spectrums and genres. Marquee is constantly researching new music trends, recognizing today's up-and-coming entertainers, and expanding upon existing business relationships to put on the best shows possible and remain a competitive mainstay in the concert promoter’s industry. Learn more at MarqueeConcerts.com.