This performance will also be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here! — PLEASE NOTE — this stream will only be available during the performance and will be pulled immediately after the show.
The Music of Sam Cooke starring Bradd Marquis: A fantastic new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke. A rip-roaring soulful performance brought to you alongside a live big band.
Sam Cooke became the most important Soul singer in history. He was also the inventor of soul music and the most popular and beloved performer of his time. Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. Sam Cooke appealed to everyone. He pioneered soul by melding elements of R&B, Gospel and Pop into a sound that was new and still coalescing at the time. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.
This dazzling concert features the greatest hits from the Legend of Soul including “You Send Me”, “Only Sixteen”, “Cupid”, “Chain Gang”, “Twistin the Night Away”, “A Change is Gonna Come”, “Wonderful World” to name a few. Beginning with the gospel music that formed the foundation of Sam Cooke’s career, and spanning his success as a pop star, its pure magic from beginning to end. He is “Forever Mr. Soul”.
All performances at Miller are FREE!
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No tickets are necessary for the Hill!
The show goes on rain or shine.
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All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.