Release Date: June 25, 2008
The Persuasions featured in outdoor concert series at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University will present The Persuasions at the outdoor Starlight Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the “kings of a capella,” at KSU’s Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater.
The Persuasions bring with them more than 45 years of a capella performances that began when each of the musicians independently moved to Brooklyn and discovered their common love of music. Some of their first performances were located on street corners although, since then, they have graced stages from Australia to Israel.
The band has a church music background and their music has been described as a combination of the blues, jazz and “doo-wop” with an influence of gospel, soul and pop. The Persuasions have opened for acts such as Ray Charles and Bill Cosby, in addition to performing with Paul Simon, B.B. King, Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder.
The Persuasions are well known for their unique ability to perform any genre of music with a distinct style that has stayed true to their past. Now with nearly 20 albums, including covers of Frank Zappa, U2, the Grateful Dead and the Beatles, The Persuasions continue to perform music spanning several generations with their classic brand of soul.
The Persuasions will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on July 13 at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Admission begins at 5:30 p.m. Lawn seating is $5. Table reservations are already sold out for this event. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.