The Blind Boys of Alabama to Play the Grand, Today
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For 75 years, this beloved vocal quintet has moved audiences worldwide with its heartfelt, joyful singing. Honored by the Grammys, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and the National Endowment for the Arts, their concerts and recordings are "part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience..." (The Washington Post.)
The Blind Boys of Alabama are the only long-time gospel group to stay active and make an impact on post-millennial music. Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, the group has harmonized throughout the turbulent twentieth-century and well into the twenty-first century, setting the standard for gospel greatness. They have enjoyed some of their biggest and most rousing successes in the last ten years, during which they've won five Grammys, four Gospel Music Awards, and multiple invitations to sing at the White House. In more recent times, the group has lent its soul-stirring harmonies to a range of cross-genre collaborations including the recordings of Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper, and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.
Ticket for the Saturday, June 28, 8 pm Grand 1894 Opera House concert by The Blind Boys of Alabama are priced starting at $22. Call for pricing on Box Seats. Special discounts for group and senior tickets may be available. For information about this and other performances scheduled, contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand's website at www.thegrand.com. The theatre, located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston's historic downtown Cultural Arts District, is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas." All major credit cards accepted.