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July 9, 2016 • 8:00 pm PDT
Best known for his 2013 #1 single with Avicii “Wake Me Up,” singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc brings his distinct soulful artistry to the Ford stage for the first time with an intimate, acoustic concert under the stars. Aloe will perform his own arrangements of songs by Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Joni Mitchell. Joining Aloe on the Ford’s newly renovated stage will be LA-based guitarist Woody Aplanalp; local Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento; East LA-based son jarocho band Cambalache; soul/rock fusion group The Brothers Band; and avant-classical punk power trio The Concentrates.
About Aloe Blacc: Aloe Blacc is an American hip-hop artist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. He is best known for his singles “I Need a Dollar,” UK No. 1 single “The Man” and for writing and performing vocals on Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” which charted at #1 in 22 countries. He is also a founder of the group Artivist Entertainment, an independent entertainment company dedicated to representing artists whose art and music inspire positive change. His most recent projects include a modern reinterpretation of Sammy Davis Jr’s 1972 classic “The Candy Man,” created in collaboration with Zedd, which is being used in M&M’s 75th birthday celebration commercials and his single “Let the Games Begin,” which is featured in the recent film, Race.
Part of the Ford Signature Series, which is made possible through the generous support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Original program created with support from former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Proceeds from the Signature Series benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation, which supports programs at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood and throughout Los Angeles County.