KC & the Sunshine Band to appear in Jackson
Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 8:03 pm
West Tennessee is invited to “Party! Party! Party!” with The Jackson Symphony and KC & the Sunshine Band on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.
This April Pops concert is the final concert in the Jackson Symphony’s 50th Anniversary season.
With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music.
Led by Harry Wayne Casey (aka “KC”), KC & The Sunshine Band became the first act to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period and three of those singles crossed over to become No. 1 R&B, as well. KC’s third album, PART 3, also went triple platinum and contained the No. 1 singles “I’m Your Boogie Man”, “Shake Your Booty” and “Keep It Comin Love.” The band’s string of hit singles continued with “Boogie Shoes,” which was included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, “Please Don’t Go” and “Yes, I’m Ready,” a duet with high school friend Teri DeSario.
KC won a songwriting Grammy for best R&B song for “Where Is the Love,” recorded by Betty Wright. He also received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year for his work on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack. KC won the American Music Award for Best R&B Artist and was honored with the NARAS Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. His music has also been featured in over 75 movies and numerous TV shows, including “Ally McBeal” and “Desperate Housewives.”
Tickets may be purchased by calling (731) 427-6440 or going online to www.TheJacksonSymphony.org. General admission tickets are $30 and student/senior tickets are $22. Table tickets range in price from $30 to $65 per person.
Published in The Messenger 3.28.11