All White Southern Soul Music Festival 2022
All White Southern Soul Music Festival 2022
All White Southern Soul Music Festival 2022: The Altria Theater is proud to welcome Richmond’s All White Second Southern Soul Music Festival featuring Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Sir Charles Jones, Nellie Tiger Travis, Pokey Bear, and Ronnie Bell. Originating from a combination of blues, country, and early rock and roll, and with a strong gospel influence, Southern Soul was popular in the 1960s and 1970s but has continued to be enjoyed into the present. The concert will be held at Altria Theater on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 7 PM.
Tucka - Over the past few years, a brand new voice has risen by the name of TUCKA, he’s been winning fans with his signature sound. Influenced by R&B and Soul Greats he rose-up on the sounds from his southwest Louisiana roots. TUCKA has come up with his own sound, which combines the best of both.
Calvin Richardson - You know when the iconic soulman Charlie Wilson calls you one of the most talented artist in the business that you are truly special. Affectionately dubbed the Prince of Soul, multi Grammy award nominated singer songwriter Calvin Richardson has been delighting fans with his straight- shooting no holds barred Southern soul driving women mad for close to two decades. USA today declares Richardson is “influenced by vintage R&B and his gritty vocals set him apart from his smoother contemporaries… fresh vibes from a singer who respects and values his roots.“
Sir Charles Jones - is an artist whose part-throwback, part-modern style of R&B is based on traditional Southern soul and blues. The vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi instrumentalist calls himself the Undisputed King of Southern Soul. Born in Ohio, raised in Alabama, and later based in Georgia he began his recording career in 2000 with a self-titled album. Sir Charles Jones has been a busy touring musician with headlining gigs and appearances at soul and blues festivals.
Pokey Bear - Southern bluesman Pokey Bear injects a larger-than-life swagger into his R&B-infused bayou soul. The Baton Rouge party-starter released his solo effort Josephine Son Pokey in 2014; the album included his de facto theme song, "They Call Me Pokey."
Nellie “Tiger” Travis – A fiery singer whose music encompass both contemporary blues and Southern Soul, raised by her grandmother, who was a minister and sang in the church several other members of Travis’s family were singers and musicians, and she began singing in church services when she was five years old. In her teens, she considered a career in acting her love of music won out. In 2013 she had another Southern soul hit with “Mr. Sexy Man” which spirited a line dance popular in Southern Soul venues. With an unfiltered, down home sound that encompasses classic R&B, contemporary blues and Southern soul, Nellie’s wide-ranging music crosses age, gender, and racial boundaries for more than 25 years.
Ronnie Bell - Ronnie Bell is a church-reared independent R&B singer, his material has alternated between contemporary commercial sounds and slower numbers more in line with deeply Southern soul-blues. "I'll Pay the Shipping Cost" arrived in 2016.
ASM Richmond is committed to the health and safety of our patrons, guests, artists, performers, crew, and staff and we will continue to follow the latest health guidance and protocols. In light of the changing conditions with COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we are working closely with all of our promoters to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and guests.
Currently, Altria Theater is operating at 100% capacity and is strongly encouraging all patrons, whether vaccinated or not, to mask while at the venue. We do not have a vaccination or negative test requirement in place as a venue, although promoters of our upcoming shows are considering multiple options, including the possibility of masks, vaccines, and COVID-19 tests.
At this time, this show does not have any additional requirements in place for patrons outside of the standing venue policies. If there are any changes to the requirements prior to the show, patrons will be notified by email and the event page on the venue website will be updated.
For more information on other actions taken for your safety, please visit https://www.altriatheater.com/visit/health-and-safety.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our venues, and to providing a safe and enjoyable experience!