Legendary Motown Songwriter Barrett Strong to Perform at Detroit’s Hard Rock Cafe Detroit
on August 12 for Rare Interactive Event
On the Rocks Detroit, in conjunction with Eliza Neals, present the "Sizzling Summer in the D" series featuring "An Evening with Barrett Strong" on Thursday, August 12 at 8 p.m. at Detroit’s Hard Rock Cafe.
Admission is only $5 and all ages are welcome to attend. This rare event takes one personally back to the very first days of Motown and should not be missed by music fans young and old! Strong's recent performance at B.B. Kings in New York City was a sold out smash sponsored by American Express.
Accompanied by Detroit rock ‘n soul vocalist and Strong’s protégé' Eliza Neals, the duo will perform many of Stong’s classic hits such as “Money” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”.
In addition to the musical performances, Strong will discuss the stories behind the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives. He will reveal how he helped pen some of America’s most loved soul anthems in this very special interactive performance.
Strong's unique stories include; his writing partner Norman Whitfield, Berry Gordy the founder of 'Motown Records', Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Funk Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and many of the Motown greats.
Strong will open his heart and the floor to any and all attendees who have questions about the iconic Motown Records, and about Strong’s experience writing, performing and collaborating with Motown’s biggest stars. A drop box for questions from the audience will be collected prior to the performance. This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet and hear Motown legend Barrett Strong in a personal setting for unforgettable night of music and Motown history!
The Hard Rock Café is located at 45 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226.