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forWARD Neighborhood Park Concerts: Annie Mack w/ Soul Train

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Six free events in six parks, one for each ward in the City, on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer, featuring local bands opening for regional/national/or international headliners. Neighborhood vitality and livability will increase, emphasizing activities outside the downtown area. Designed to activate the City park system, and raise awareness of the City ward system, each ward’s representative on the City Council, and promote voter turnout. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic

Annie Mack – “After a bunch of years laboring away in the local blues scene, Annie began to branch out and broaden her sound. She was at the convergence of talent, experience and an R&B/neo-soul resurgence. She’s a talented woman who is finally getting her due. Mack is the classic diva. She shifts effortlessly from a Mavis Staples gospel to MoTown soul to a Koko Taylor growl. Her four piece band is rock solid and is the frame for the lady in the middle. It’s old school. And old school is still a school because, done right, it’s powerful stuff. She’s powerful stuff.” — Twin Cities Media Net

Soul Train – LaSonya Natividad is a Rochester Minnesota based vocal artist hailing from the great state of Louisiana. Her unique sound is a blend of southern gospel with jazz influences. She has a vocal range from mezzo soprano to contralto. Some of her vocal influences include the first lady of song Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, India Arie, Jill Scott and Mahalia Jackson.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Venue

John Withers Sports Complex
2021 Mayowood Road SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States
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