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This Rhythm and Blues Icon Wants to Make Your Weekend Unforgettable

Erykah Badu, American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress will headline the Fountain City Blues and Jazz Festival at Sprint Center on Friday, Oct. 19 with special guests Goodie Mob and CeeLo Green. Neo-soul singer/songwriter Erykah Badu has become one of the most praised artists in R&B and soul, drawing comparisons with Billie Holiday with her vocal talents.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Badu studied at a school of arts where she cultivated her musical abilities, growing up with a love for 70s soul and 80s hip hop. Her first break came whilst she was working as a teacher and part-time singer, when she opened for D'Angelo in 1994. Her performance caught the attention of D'Angelo's manager, Kedar Massenburg, who was so impressed that he signed her to his label, Kedar Entertainment, before then arranging for Badu to record a cover of Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell's duet, "Precious Love."

Badu's debut album, "Baduizm," arrived in 1997, finding fans with her bass-heavy R&B and her emotive, delicate vocals. The album was produced by Massenburg and also featured members of the Roots on several tracks. Her first single, "On & On" topped the R&B charts, with the album also peaking at the top spot. The album also fared well in the mainstream pop charts, bolstered by high profile support slots with R&B stars as well as hip hop acts, including Wu Tang Clan.

Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic musical act live in concert! Tickets are available for purchase now and start at $50 each.

At Edgewater at City Center Apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, October 19, 2018—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Sprint Center
1407 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

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