The amazing Chastity Brown and her band bring a stirring mix of gospel, roots and soul, blues and country, and jazz music to Live on the Drive on Thursday, July 11th from 6 to 8pm. The free concert is held outdoors on the scenic Victory Memorial Drive at 34th Avenue North in Minneapolis, one of the most beautiful concert settings in the city. The concert will be followed by a free outdoor movie, Gremlins.
Chastity Brown moved to Minnesota from Tennessee seven years ago and has been making her mark on the music scene here ever since. She’s regularly featured on The Current, at the Dakota Jazz Club, and at many other clubs and events throughout the city including the Current’s recent Rock the Garden Afterparty at First Avenue.
Last year Brown toured London and Germany to rave reviews, and performed at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville where one reviewer wrote, “…My favorite song I heard all weekend was from Brown. …With an addictive banjo riff and a slow-burn voice, her tune “After You” knocked me out during her showcase.”
Brown’s recent CD, Back-Road Highways, was described as “the soul album of the year” and “Classy country-soul with a hefty dash of the Blues to send a shiver down your spine.”
Check out this rising musical star on 7/11! And be sure to pack a picnic, invite your neighbors, bring your friends and walk or roll to the concert.
Live on the Drive is presented by founding partner, North Memorial, with the Cleveland Neighborhood Association, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, North End Hardware and The Lowry Café, Camden Music School, NorthNews, Victory Neighborhood Association, Camden Pet Hospital, Washburn-McReavy, Max Checking, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. (sponsors to date)
For more information, call 612-588-1155 or visit www.liveonthedrive.org