The eighth annual St. Louis Blues Festival will bring rhythm and soul to Chaifetz Arena Saturday, Feb. 23.
St. Louis-native Shirley Brown and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Bobby Womack and Bobby "Blue" Bland headline the 8th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival. Mel Waiters, Charles Wilson, TK Soul and Denise LaSalle are also scheduled to perform.
Cutting her teeth in church at the age of ten, Shirley Brown earned a reputation in the gospel circles around St. Louis for delivering powerful solos. Singer-songwriter and musician Bobby Womack began his career as the lead singer of The Valentinos and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer since 1992, Bobby "Blue" Bland, one of the most renowned patriarchs of modern soul, is best known for his grainy voice and snorts. R&B singer Mel Waiters began his performing career at local teen clubs in San Antonio.