Saturday, April 22, 2017 8pm
21 & Over Only
General Admission Floor | Reserved Seating Balcony
No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable.
“Print at Home” Method of Delivery is suggested to avoid potentially long Will Call lines at the Box Office Day Of Show. Print at home tickets can be physically printed out or displayed on your phone to be scanned at the door.
Ohio Players: The Ohio Players came into musical prominence in the 1970’s as pioneers of street funk and underground R&B. After signing with Mercury Records in 1974 they landed three consecutive platinum albums “Skin Tight, “Fire”, and “Honey”. Two number one singles on the billboard pop charts “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster” and five number one R&B singles “Funky Worm”, ”Fire”,”Sweet Sticky Thing”, “Love Rollercoaster,” and “Who’d She Coo”.
The Players traveled the world, produced more than a dozen albums and received 14 gold and platinum awards for their labors. They also appeared on all the late night shows from Dick Clark to David Letterman.
Their classic tunes are still making an impact, showing up as samples and covers from Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy, Salt & Pepper, Too Short, Sound garden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Jackson Jr., and Alex Bugnon.
The band is keeping it funky with 9 members, 4 of which are original Players. James “Diamond” Williams (Drums), Clarence Willis (Lead Guitar) and Robert Kuumba,(Percussion). Recently, they appeared in Louisville Ky. Fourth of July with a crowd of over 40,000 people in Washington D.C. several Casinos, and were featured at the Indianapolis 500 Rattlesnake Ball and Parade with over 300,000 in attendance.
The Ohio Players use real instrumentation and no computers to keep fans dancing. “This is your Night” is their newest single.
SHOCK: In 1981, after the release of their breakout single, “Let’s Get Crackin”, Rolling Stone Magazine picked Shock as one of the top ten new artists of the decade. With comparisons to P Funk, Earth Wind & Fire, and Cameo, the expectations were high. And although the band did follow up with subsequent hits “Electrophonic Funk” (1982) and “Waiting On Your Love” (1983), a constellation of factors eventually brought this 1st chapter of Shock to a close. Shortly thereafter band leader/ keyboardist Roger Sause, producer/ guitarist Marlon McClain, and bassist Joe Plass began writing, recording and touring with smooth jazz star Kenny G. Then, in 1989 Sause and McClain hooked up again to produce a more pop-oriented Shock album. Even though the single “Talk About Love” got a lot of airplay (particularly in Europe and Australia where it hit #1 on many dance charts), the momentum wasn’t enough to keep things rolling and Shock fell off the radar screen once again. Fast forward to 2007 when SHOCK was nominated on the 1st ballot for induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Marlon McClain was to be inducted for a lifetime achievement award.
ANDY STOKES: Legendary vocalist Andy Stokes has been tearing up NW clubs since the 1980’s.
Andy’s musical career includes lead vocalist with the legendary funk band Cool’R, recording for A&M Records, world-wide tours, featured artist with The Stylistics, Michael Bolton, George Clinton, The Temptations, as well as many others. He was also the voice of the California Raisins. Andy’s latest release “Promise” is on track to set the world on fire.