Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is celebrating the return of its beloved Pompano Beach Arts Music Series, featuring virtuoso performances by award-winning, globally acclaimed vocal artists and musicians. Beginning April 9, the Pompano Beach Cultural Center will be a wellspring of world-class talent with different styles of popular music including jazz, R&B, soul, disco and pop. The concerts featuring Carole J. Bufford, Evelyn “Champagne” King, and The Motowners will all begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $45. For more information, click here.
“This year, we are delighted that our audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy these phenomenal concerts live in person,” said Phyllis Korab of the Cultural Affairs Department. “While each concert showcases a different musical era, all the performers share the same passion for providing high-energy and extremely entertaining shows for their fans.”
Carole J. Bufford will kick off the series with a performance honoring International Jazz Day on April 9. She will present “ROAR! Music of the Jazz Age,” singing classics from the Jazz Age songbook made famous by the likes of Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Fats Waller, and more. Bufford has received the Nightlife, Bistro, and Broadway World Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, and has become one of the most sought-after young performers on the American jazz and cabaret scene.
Evelyn “Champagne” King will lend her talents the series on May 21. The American singer, songwriter, and record producer is best known for her hit disco single “Shame,” which was released in 1977 during the height of disco’s popularity. King went on to place 14 additional singles in the R&B Top 20 list, including “I’m in Love,” “Love Come Down,” and “Your Personal Touch.” King is a spirited soul-R&B-disco artist who continues to delight audiences with her funk, musicality, and prodigious voice.
The Motowners round out the season of music on June 11 with a performance celebrating African American Music Appreciation Month and paying homage to the glory years of the Detroit sound. The songs of that era will never lose their appeal, and the group faithfully recreates the smash hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more.