The Longworth-Anderson Series at Memorial Hall, in association with Midpoint Music Festival, is proud to present Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires on Friday, September 22nd at Memorial Hall. Charles Bradley is one of the most enthralling soul and rhythm and blues singers of our time. This stand-alone concert event will also serve as a special, celebration for the 2017 MidPoint Music Festival. Tickets for MidPoint Music Festival are on sale now. Tickets for the Charles Bradley show will go on sale on Friday, July 21st.
Dubbed “The Screaming Eagle of Soul”, Charles Bradley comes to Cincinnati as part of his successful 2016/17 world tour in support of his latest album Changes released in 2016 on Daptone Records. His star has been on the rise since the release of his widely-praised 2011 debut album No Time for Dreaming, and his ascent continued after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013’s Victim of Love.
Reserved tickets start at $45.00 (plus applicable fees), go on sale Friday, July 21st at 10:00 AM at www.memorialhallotr.com. The ticket price includes the receptions prior to and following the performance. This concert is a kick off celebration event for MidPoint Music Festival weekend but requires separate tickets for entry and is not included as part of a MidPoint Music Festival Weekend Pass.
“We’re thrilled with this association with MPMF17 and to have Charles Bradley, a dynamic and riveting performer, as part of the inaugural season of the Longworth-Anderson Series. His classic R&B/Soul style expands upon the diverse music genres that are a hallmark of the Longworth-Anderson Series,” says Bill Baumann, Chairman of The Memorial Hall Society.
Charles Bradley has made a name for himself as a riveting live performer and was named to the top spot on Paste Magazine’s Best Live Acts of 2015. He has taken his show to venues and festivals across the globe including Coachella, Glastonbury Festival and Primavera Sound. The Brooklyn-based 68-year old released his third album Changes in 2016 via Daptone Records, which was included in numerous “best of” lists, including MOJO, Paste and Rough Trade. Bradley returned recently to the stage after successfully completing treatment for stomach cancer. His 2017 performance at Governors Ball was called one of the “10 best sets” by the New York Times.The remarkable against-all-odds rise of Charles Bradley since the release of his 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming has been well documented. He transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth. The year following the release of No Time For Dreaming was one triumph after another including a breakthrough performance at SXSW, several television performances and having the album named to many year end “best of” lists. The soul singer’s ascent continued with the 2013 release of his triumphant second album Victim of Love, which saw Bradley emerging from his past heartaches stronger and more confident, overflowing with love to share.