Academy Park Performing Arts Center is a unique venue designed to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing an array of programming including concerts, theatrical productions, recitals, festivals, and workshops.
| JBS presents Beaker Street Blues Band
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Tickets: $20 - General, $15 - Seniors
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The Beaker Street Blues Band, sometimes referred to as simply "Beaker Street" is a group of seasoned professional musicians based in Nashville. They are dedicated to not only the preservation of the blues but also music influenced by the blues.
Beaker Street's secret sauce has been their ability to present traditional blues in a masterful way and with showmanship that entertains audiences from the first note to the last. Their setlist includes music from the old blues masters, arrangements from today's modern bluesmen, rhythm and blues standards of the '60s and music from some of Britain's most iconic blues/rock groups. Rounding out their setlist are songs by Ray Charles, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Edgar Winter, Bobby Blue" Bland, Cream, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Muddy Waters, Greg Allman, The Marshall Tucker Band, and New Orleans own Dr. John and Louis Prima just to name a few.
Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition
A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Social Workers at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Raymond Cruz valiantly fought a battle with Stage 4 Ewing-like Sarcoma from 2017-2019. Throughout his battle, he was given the opportunity to share his message of hope with people through his music, from the hallways of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to the stage of the Ryman. Ray was a son and a brother. He was a talented singer-songwriter. He is a man of God who used his time on earth to spread love, positivity and indenting generosity.
Ray and his mother, Blandina, started the Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition in 2019 to raise funds for the Families at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital where Ray received his treatments.
Ray's family and friends will continue the competition in Ray's name and with his spirit guiding them.