MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Orpheum Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the Women of Soul concert series on Friday, September 3 at 7pm. The evening will feature local powerhouse vocalists Stefanie Bolton, Tonya Dyson, Keia Johnson, and Rolynné. Tickets are on sale now.
“The pandemic pivot presented an opportunity for a long-time dream of mine to be realized – a concert series in partnership with Tonya Dyson and the Memphis Slim Collaboratory – that showcases the incredible musical talent that can be found right here in Memphis,” said Joy Truly Brown, Orpheum Director of Rentals & Events and creator of the Women of Soul Series. “After the amazing first Women of Soul concert in October 2020, I look forward to another thrilling evening of dynamic performances in September!”
Aretha Franklin. Betty Wright. Ann Peebles. Just a few of the trailblazers who paved the way for not just women in soul but in every genre of music. Their acrobatic vocal stylings and gut-wrenching delivery were only bested by those meaningful lyrics — cries for RESPECT or lamenting on how the rain reminds us of those things we wish to forget. These amazing women weaved stories of the beauty — as well as the pain — of womanhood. Fast forward a few decades, a new resurgence of soul began to spring up globally and Memphis is, once again, a guiding light. Open your hearts and ears to the new sounds of Memphis Soul in the second installment of the Women of Soul Concert Series.