Five powerful R&B concerts are coming to Minnesota this season. See ticket information and other relevant information below.

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Love TKO In Minneapolis
The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
(612) 206-3600
www.thecowlescenter.org

Date: Sat. Aug. 6, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Price: $29 to $34

Consummate R&B performer Johnnie Brown presents “A Tribute to Teddy Pendergrass and the Sounds of Philadelphia.” Pendergrass was a leading R&B artist in the late 70s. He suffered a terrible accident in 1982 at the peak of his career. Twin Cities native Johnnie Brown worked a lifetime to emulate Teddy Pendergrass and the Sounds of Philadelphia. He developed a relationship with the star and recruited original members of the Pendergrass Band, Sam Reed and Greg Moore. Fortunately, Brown was able to launch his endeavor before Pendergrass’ death in 2010. His first show at Arnellia’s in St. Paul was an awe-inspiring success. Now, Brown and his group have mastered Love TKO and all 42 of Pendergrass’ hits. See him on stage for his masterful performance of LOVE TKO in A Tribute to Teddy Pendergrass.

SIA With Special Guests Miguel And Alunageorge
Target Center
600 1st Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 673-0900
www.targetcenter.com

Date: Thu, Oct. 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $33 to $123

Singer/songwriter Sia Furler emulating the style of Rihanna or Beyoncé will feature R&B singer/songwriter Miguel in her visit to Minneapolis. Whether Miguel can measure up to Prince, an icon to which he has been compared, is debatable. Nevertheless, he was creating music at age thirteen and is strongly influenced by R&B, funk, rock, electronic and hip-hop. Miguel Jontel Pimentel is now at age thirty a seasoned performer, has written many songs and has produced three albums. The last two were with RCA Records and received praise from the critics.

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Aretha Franklin
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd.
Welch, MN 55089
(877) 849-1640
www.ticasino.com

Date: Fri, November 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Price: $62, $67, $72 and $77

Treasure Island Resort & Casino, located a half-hour drive from St. Paul, is bringing the biggest names and headliner music performances to its 3,000 seat Island Event Center. “Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin is the most charted female artist in the Billboard history. “Respect” reached No. 1 on both the R&B and pop charts. It won two Grammy Awards and she went on to win another 16 awards. She recorded 100 R&B singles of which twenty made it to the top. Of the 112 charted singles Franklin has recorded, 77 made it to the Hot 100. Fans may remember her chart busters like “Baby I Love You,” “Think,” “Chain of Fools,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Franklin is Rolling Stone magazine’s pick as the best of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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A Boy And His Soul
Guthrie Theater
818 South Second Str.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
(612) 377-2224
www.guthrietheater.org

Dates: August 9, 2016 – August 28, 2016

Actor, playwright and director Colman Domingo projects a powerful story of an African American man’s coming of age in 1970s and 80s Philadelphia. The era spawned an unforgettable genre of soul, R&B and disco. A Boy and His Soul captures the blazing musical energy of the times overlaying a personal drama in the life of a boy portrayed in commanding charisma by Domingo. Stay for his conversation with the audience following each performance.

New Experience With Jesse Mueller
Lux Club
3836 4th Ave S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
(612) 767-2915
www.facebook.com

Date: Sun. July 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

When it comes to high-energy rhythm and blues, boogie on down to the The Lux Club. Its house band, New Experience with Jesse Mueller on keys, performs electrifying rock, pop, soul and R&B. Miller burns up the keys unlike any musician you have heard. Ten Twin Cities’ bands formed greater depth to their sound with his support. He performs weekly with numerous other Twin Cities acts.

Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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