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ARI LENNOX

September 18 @ 8:00 pm

Discovered after she uploaded a couple examples of her work to the Web, Ari Lennox is an R&B singer/songwriter signed to J. Cole's Dreamville imprint. Based in Washington, D.C., Lennox began uploading her music around 2012 and released her debut EP, Ariography, in 2013. A couple more stray tracks were uploaded in 2014, along with the independently released single "Bound." In 2015, she signed with Dreamville. An appearance on labelmate Omen's 2015 release Elephant Eyes followed, and in 2016 she…

LOUIS COLE (OF KNOWER)

September 20 @ 8:00 pm

Tall Trees Music and Arts Festival

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are happy to announce our 6th annual Tall Trees Music and Arts Festival! This year we will be featuring some brand new acts as well as some of our favorite legendary acts playing a variety of music styles. There will be plenty food, activities and fun for the whole family. The event will feature 10+ bands and 2 stages so there will be non stop music all day long. Plus, dozens of local artists will be displaying and selling…

A Night with Janis Joplin

September 24 @ 7:30 pm

A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged…

Dope Shows Presents Davido

September 28 @ 8:00 pm

KOKOKO!

October 3 @ 8:30 pm

KOKOKO! is a collective born in Kinshasa capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a creative collision of different artists which fused at a block party. It consists of musical instrument inventors from the Ngwaka neighbourhood, electronic producer débruit, Makara Bianko (aka the Lingwala devil) and his dancers bursting forth from the Lingwala neighbourhood. They’re best known for creating a contemporary aesthetic all their own by re-wiring and up-cycling materials such as metal, cans, engine parts and plastic containers found…

Eric Roberson – Music Fan First 10th Anniversary Tour – 10/4/19

October 4 @ 8:00 pm

Eric Roberson and his band are taking to the road to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his album, Music Fan First.  The album was made as a reward to his fans and as a personal reminder that, he too, is a fan of music first.  Creating Music Fan First was all about forgetting the rules of making music and focusing on chasing a feeling.  Eric and his band are bringing a new show and, more importantly, that feeling to…

Eric Roberson – Music Fan First 10th Anniversary Tour – 10/5/19

October 5 @ 8:00 pm

Eric Roberson and his band are taking to the road to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his album, Music Fan First.  The album was made as a reward to his fans and as a personal reminder that, he too, is a fan of music first.  Creating Music Fan First was all about forgetting the rules of making music and focusing on chasing a feeling.  Eric and his band are bringing a new show and, more importantly, that feeling to…

MAHALIA

October 16 @ 8:00 pm

Based in Birmingham, England, Mahalia is Mahalia Burkmar, an alt-R&B/soul singer and songwriter who counts Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill among her biggest influences. A native of Leicestershire, she started writing songs and playing the guitar as a preteen. Burkmar drew the interest of major record labels by the age of 13, and released her first collection, Head Space EP, in mid-2012. After taking some time to finish school and hone her sound, Mahalia re-emerged in 2015 on Rudimental's single…

Raheem DeVaughn – 7PM – 10/18/19

October 18 @ 7:00 pm

In the midst of his now decade-long steady climb to international R&B notoriety and prominence, he’s been the singers’ singer, a consummate ladies’ man, the fellas’ fella and the “go-to” modern-day R&B/soul crooner with sensibilities simultaneously grounded in the past and the present. Indeed, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN has been many things to contemporary music culture and his ever-expanding core audience, for which he’s amassed a combination of prestigious award honors/nominations and multiple chart-topping releases.  “There’s a lot of talk about ‘King of R&B’ and…

Raheem DeVaughn – 10PM – 10/18/19

October 18 @ 10:00 pm

In the midst of his now decade-long steady climb to international R&B notoriety and prominence, he’s been the singers’ singer, a consummate ladies’ man, the fellas’ fella and the “go-to” modern-day R&B/soul crooner with sensibilities simultaneously grounded in the past and the present. Indeed, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN has been many things to contemporary music culture and his ever-expanding core audience, for which he’s amassed a combination of prestigious award honors/nominations and multiple chart-topping releases.  “There’s a lot of talk about ‘King of R&B’ and…

TANK AND THE BANGAS

October 22 @ 8:00 pm

LLOYD

October 24 @ 8:00 pm

JIDENNA – 85 TO AFRICA TOUR

October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Cutting a path of his own through the landscape of contemporary culture, Jidenna’s rise to acclaim is a story familiar to some— belonging and not belonging, navigating the world by reading between the lines, and learning to harness the power of being comfortable with crossroads. To any child of the African diaspora, Jidenna’s story feels like an echo of their own journey, but itis a tale that anyone can identify with: making meaning out of the uniqueness of your own…

Avery Sunshine – 10/27/19

October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Some people have a calling that is undeniable and Avery*Sunshine is no exception. Yet the former church pianist/musical director, who scored a #1 Billboard chart hit, was at once a reluctant warrior. “I had no idea that my work in the church would prepare me to do what I do.” Bringing people together through her riveting stage performances, candid and often humorous stage banter and optimistic anthems about love and life is what Avery*Sunshine does best. In fact she does…

BIG FREEDIA

October 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Kingdom Choir

November 1 @ 8:00 pm

Following their show-stopping performance of "Stand By Me" at the Royal Wedding in 2018, London’s The Kingdom Choir will bring their infectious joy and inspiration to the Merriam Theater. The choir’s rendition of "Stand By Me" went straight to the top of the Billboard charts and in November they released their first full length album worldwide. Led by one of the UK’s most respected gospel tutors and choir conductors Karen Gibson, the choir is known for its united sound, warm…

Erykah Badu

November 5 @ 8:00 pm

Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene 11/7/2019

November 7 @ 8:00 pm

When Loose Ends emerged out of the London soul underground in 1980 with the single “In the Sky,” the group was so far ahead of its time that today, in 2017,its sound is as refreshing and vibrant as ever. Their vibe signaled the dawning of a new age of synthesizer and rhythm machine-driven grooves, channeling the Islands and the lushest, jazziest of soul – as much of a splash down into Caribbean Sea as the Milky Way. With international career…

Black Violin: Impossible Tour

November 8 @ 8:00 pm

Classically trained string instrumentalists, Wil Baptiste (Viola) and Kev Marcus (Violin), return after a widely successful engagement at the Merriam last October. With influences from Shostakovitch and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, fusing classical with modern hip-hop, rock, R&B and Bluegrass music. Their collaboration and dynamic performance style has earned them support spots on tours for Wu-Tang Clan, Aerosmith, and Kanye West, among others. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop…

Todrick: Haus Party Tour

November 11 @ 7:30 pm

JORDAN RAKEI

November 12 @ 8:00 pm

With a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt and a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound, 26 year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei is a rare talent. Born in New Zealand, he grew up in Brisbane, Australia before relocating to London in 2015 where he signed to British independent label Ninja Tune to release his second LP “Wallflower” (2017). He has performed at iconic venues and festivals, including Glastonbury, Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party, SXSW, Pukkelpop, BBC Biggest…

BOOKER T. JONES

November 19 @ 7:30 pm

BOOKER T. JONES Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records. Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum hit Stardust…

Dru Hill & Ginuwine

November 23 @ 8:00 pm

Dwele 11/30/19 7pm

November 30 @ 7:00 pm

Who exactly is the man behind this eclectic magic? Who is the man who sells out the legendary venues like The Jazz Café in London and both Yoshiʼs in Oakland and San Francisco for several consecutive nights? Well Dweleʼs story is familiar. A young yet sophisticated man, named Andwele Gardner who hails from the legendary music mecca of Detroit, lives a life in song. From soul stirring melodies composed on piano keys, he writes poignant music, performs with natural grace and…

Dwele 11/30/19 10pm

November 30 @ 10:00 pm

Who exactly is the man behind this eclectic magic? Who is the man who sells out the legendary venues like The Jazz Café in London and both Yoshiʼs in Oakland and San Francisco for several consecutive nights? Well Dweleʼs story is familiar. A young yet sophisticated man, named Andwele Gardner who hails from the legendary music mecca of Detroit, lives a life in song. From soul stirring melodies composed on piano keys, he writes poignant music, performs with natural grace and…

Summer Walker

December 5 @ 8:30 pm

Shadows of the 60’s

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

PJ MORTON – PAUL TOUR

December 22 @ 8:00 pm

The son of fellow recording artist Bishop Paul S. Morton, PJ Morton is a versatile musician, songwriter, and producer who has been involved in contemporary gospel, contemporary rock, and R&B recordings since the early 2000s.   In 2002, he released an album with his short-lived group Freestyle Nation, and contributed to India Arie's Grammy-winning album Voyage to India.   During the next few years, he released genre-crossing independent albums such as Emotions and Perfect Song while collaborating with Anthony David,…

Musiq Soulchild – EARLY SHOW – 12/26/19

December 26 @ 6:00 pm

Philadelphia native Musiq Soulchild is a soul artist whose unique style blends R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Musiq has had two platinum albums, two gold albums and seven hit singles. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also earned award nominations from MTV, American Music Awards, NAACP, and nine Grammy nominations, including three for his 2007 album Luvanmusiq. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his…

Musiq Soulchild – LATE SHOW – 12/26/19

December 26 @ 9:00 pm

Philadelphia native Musiq Soulchild is a soul artist whose unique style blends R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Musiq has had two platinum albums, two gold albums and seven hit singles. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also earned award nominations from MTV, American Music Awards, NAACP, and nine Grammy nominations, including three for his 2007 album Luvanmusiq. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his…

Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute)

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Gregory Porter

February 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

International best-selling artist Gregory Porter’s music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, solidifying his standing as his generation's most soulful jazz singer-songwriter. In his remarkable career, Porter has time and again demonstrated his innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life. The two-time Grammy-winning vocalist’s stunning fifth studio album Nat “King” Cole & Me is a heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer, pianist, and Capitol recording artist who influenced Porter’s life and music.…

Doo Wop Volume 6

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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