Take Me To The River presents a live concert experience based on the award-winning documentary and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see GRAMMY winning legends William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Charlie Musselwhite share the stage and perform classics and new TMTTR collaborations.
Backed by an all-star Memphis band, the concert includes the Hi-Rhythm Section (27 Gold and Platinum records, all of Al Green’s records) and GRAMMY award winner Boo Mitchell, award-winning director and GRAMMY Nominee Martin Shore, alumni from the STAX Music Academy, and special appearances from Academy Winner Frayser Boy and Critics Choice Award winner Al Kapone.
In addition to a traditional performance event, Take Me To The River hosts educational workshops and activities as it moves around the country, interacting with students and helping to inspire the goals of social consciousness and community building. TMTTR believes that the power of positive expression – through music, film, or other art forms – builds a permanent foundation of community, and helps motivate those from all political, racial, and generational backgrounds to communicate, cooperate, collaborate, and create together.
Education for the Arts is proud to partner with the Kalamazoo State Theatre for these performances.
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High schools may use the Bus Rebate to attend Take Me To The River. Admission costs $2.00 per student.
Take Me To The River celebrates Memphis’ multiracial musical traditions…. – Austin Chronicle