Tickets are on sale today for a May concert in Fondren that’s not to be missed. Five-time Grammy award winning gospel group, The Blind Boys of Alabama, will play Duling Hall on May 20 in a show produced by Ardenland and presented in part by Find It In Fondren™. Doors will open beginning at 6:30pm; the show begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $44.50 in advance and $50 the day of the show and available at the coliseum box office, Babalu or online at ticketmaster.com. Only 250 will be sold.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for two presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing. Longevity and major awards aside, The Blind Boys have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Their performances have been experienced by millions on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, the Grammy® Awards telecast, 60 Minutes, and on their own holiday PBS Special. The Blind Boys’ live shows are roof- raising musical events that appeal to audiences of all cultures, as evidenced by an international itinerary that has taken them to virtually every continent.
Update: Also in May in neighboring downtown Jackson, Wilco will play Thalia Mara Hall on May 12.