Shemekia Copeland

Friday September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

--Please Note Change of Date: This show was originally announced as occurring on 9/16/17, but will actually be taking place on 9/22/17 instead! Our apologies for the misprint!!-- We are thrilled to welcome back powerhouse blues/soul singer SHEMEKIA COPELAND on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd at 8 pm!

Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up, or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive, and roaring, Shemekia's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots, and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.

Shemekia was a star from the start, sharing the stage with her father, Texas blues-guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, for the first time when she was just eight years old. At sixteen, Shemekia joined her father on tour; by eighteen, she had released her first album, Turn the Heat Up; and in her twenties, Shemekia followed up with 2000’s Grammy-nominated Wicked, 2002’s Talking To Strangers, and 2005’s The Soul Truth. Shemekia’s undeniable talent has garnered her eight Blues Music Awards, a slew of Living Blues Awards (including the prestigious Artist of the Year in 2010), and at the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival she was officially declared “The New Queen Of The Blues,” by the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Over the course of thousands of performances at gigs, clubs, festivals, and concert halls world-wide, Shemekia has sung with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, James Cotton, and many more. She has opened for The Rolling Stones, entertained the U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait, and in 2012 she performed at the White House for the President and Mrs. Obama.

In September 2015, Shemekia released her eighth album, Outskirts of Love, to critical acclaim. The album finds Shemekia at her most charismatic, performing roots rock, Americana, and blues with power and authority, nuance and shading. NPR Music praises the album’s “genre-melding fluidity,” and Shemekia’s uncanny ability to bring “…a perfect balance of authority and understatement to each song, whether it hails from Music City or the Mississippi Hill Country.”

Tickets to see Shemekia Copeland are $25 for General Admission and $40 for VIP Reserved.


$25, $40