On Saturday July 8, the
Sol Roots band brings a blend of New Orleans influenced funk, heartfelt jazz and soul, deep blues and hypnotic rhythms as part of BlackRock Center for the Arts' popular outdoor concert series!
Come with friends for delicious food, cool drinks, socialize, or bring your own picnic, and enjoy an refreshing outdoor concert with award-winning funk, jazz, soul, and blues performed by the Sol Roots band! This Saturday concert will also include friends and special guests of Sol Roots including international blues vocalist Robbin Kapsalis (of
Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage18 ), powerful performer Clarence Bluesman" Turner, and more.
Sol Roots is a fierce guitarist and soulful vocalist who has toured around the world with many musical legends. His own band performs a mix of New Orleans influenced funk and blues, raw soul, heartfelt jazz and R&B, all laid down with a backbone of hypnotic rhythms.
The Sol Roots band has shared the stage with acts such as
Soulive, Shemekia Copeland, Cory Henry, Victor Wainwright, Booker T Jones, Roosevelt Collier, New Orleans Suspects, Johnny Rawls, The Wood Brothers, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth, and many more.
Sol's music has recently been described as a soulful blend of rock and blues. Sol draws influences from varying sources such as Mississippi hill country blues, jazz artists such as
Grant Green and
Kenny Burrell, and rock artists such as Black Pumas, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Van Morrison.
As a youth, Sol spend time traveling the south with Music Maker Foundation, helping record and document such blues artists as Otha Turner, Jack Owens, Robert Wolfman" Belfour, Eugene Powell and others. Sol went on to be a valuable part of the Music Maker Revue, touring the world backing up talented artists Albert White, Beverly Guitar" Watkins, Robert Lee Coleman, Captain Luke, Cool John Ferguson, Cootie Stark, and many more.
Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network artist and a Next Generation" Music Maker Relief Foundation artist.
BlackRock Center for the Arts is the premier site in upcounty Montgomery County Maryland for music, theatre, dance, and cultural events and performances. There are several event spaces on the location, which are all built with accessibility, community, inclusivity, and intimacy in mind. The center is named after the nearby historic Blackrock Mill.
When operating in full capacity, BlackRock Center for The Arts hosts more than 40,000 people per year and features top international, national, and regional touring talent across all performing art disciplines.
No outside drinks allowed at the outdoor Juke Joint concert series. Delicious food and refreshing drinks will be available on site for purchase, so come hungry and thirsty! Feel free to bring your most comfy blanket or lawn chair.
This free community concert event is made possible through the generosity of our patrons and supporters! Please consider making a financial contribution of any amount to support BlackRock's current and future programming.
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Germantown, MD 20874