Blues legend and Grammy Award winner, Bobby Rush, will headline a fund-raising concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
Performers will also include southern soul queen, Karen Wolfe, and blues prodigy, Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright, according to a news release.
Proceeds from the concert will go toward the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Alliance’s Freedom & Blues Exhibition housed at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Business Support Incubator, 615 S. Main St. The exhibition highlights Blues traditions along the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Highway (U.S. 65 South from Pine Bluff to Greenville, Miss.) and looks at the social forces which impacted the music, according to the release.
“A funky blend of blues, folk, and soul music will punctuate the evening’s entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. as the Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, Rush, and his high powered sexy dancers storm the stage to perform songs in his repertoire of over almost 400 singles accumulated over a 60-plus year career,” according to the release.
“No less a presence will be the talented and captivating Karen Wolfe belting hits which have made her a crowd favorite in the Soul Blues world such as ‘Man Enough,’ ‘Southern Soul Party Mood,’ ‘A Woman Needs a Strong Man,’ and others. Meanwhile, Marcus ‘Mookie’ Cartwright will unleash his combination of incredible vocal and guitar prowess honed through his mentorship by Blues legends like Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and others,” according to the release.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com; Father & Sons Clothier (2801 S. Olive St., #35A, Pine Bluff); and Novel Ts (1616 Linden St., Pine Bluff). Details: 937-241-3867.