The Guelph Black Heritage Society celebrates Black history month with a tribute to the timeless songs of Motown.
Motown Records is an American record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960.
As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century. Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5, the Marvelettes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Lionel Richie & the Commodores, Teena Marie, their music communicated and brought together a racially divided country and segregated society, around the world, touching all people of all ages and races.
Singers performing this evening include D'eve Archer, Rufus John, Savannah Taylor, Tannis Slimmon, Jessy Bell Smith, Nicolette Hoang, Alanna Gurr, Jenny Mitchell, Transstar, Bry Webb and Steph Yates
House band: Nick Zubeck: guitar, Tyler Wagler: bass, Thomas Hammerton: keyboards, Amadeo Ventura: percussion, Nathan Lawr: drums, Dan Gooch: trumpet, Brent Rowan: sax and Karen Ng: sax
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Tickets - In advance. $25 adults. $15 students.
At the door - $30 adults. $20 student.