Fri, Apr 15|
WOW Gallery at Pacific Place
WOWversary Weekend Kickoff feat. Calvin Richardson
We're kicking off our 6th annual fundraising weekend in the soulful spirit of Black Love Friday, April 15th with the Prince of Soul Calvin Richardson! This VIP fundraising experience will feature an intimate live performance by Calvin Richardson and the unveiling of a new piece by Hiawatha D.!
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2022, 8:00 PM PDT – Apr 16, 2022, 12:00 AM PDT
WOW Gallery at Pacific Place, 600 Pine St 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
About The Event
We're kicking off our 6th annual fundraising weekend in the soulful spirit of Black Love Friday, April 15th with the Prince of Soul, multiple Grammy Nominated artist Calvin Richardson!
This VIP fundraising experience will also feature the unveiling of a new piece by Hiawatha D.! This will be a night to remember!
Join us for an opportunity to invest in the critical and intentional work that Wonder of Women International continues to perform for the community. WOW is a movement organized to inspire Black women and girls to find their voice, stand in their truth and celebrate their wonder by telling their story. And we're just getting started!
Register today - we'll see you Friday night at WOW Gallery!
DOORS OPEN AT 8PM
***This event is NOT part of our Soul Music Series, it is a standalone fundraiser requiring a ticket for this specific date***
About Calvin Richardson:
You know when the iconic Soul man Charlie Wilson calls you “one of the most talented artists in the business” that you are truly special. Affectionately dubbed “The Soul Prince,” Multi-Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Calvin Richardson has been delighting fans with his straight-shooting no holds barred southern Soul and driving women mad for close to two decades. USA Today declares Richardson is “influenced by vintage R&B and his gritty vocals set him apart from his smoother contemporaries…fresh vibes from a singer who respects and values his roots.”
Calvin Richardson came by his soulful style honestly. Born in Monroe, North Carolina, the fifth of nine children, Calvin had a strong musical upbringing. His mother sang in the local gospel group, The Willing Wonders, and he sang with them as a youth but he was able to listen to secular soul music and funk and was particularly inspired by Bobby Womack, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Donny Hathaway. Singing on the gospel circuit, he met and became friends with Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey and Joel “Jo Jo”Hailey, who went on to form the hit-making group Jodeci in the early Nineties. Calvin was inspired by their success to form the urban contemporary vocal group Undacova, whose song “Love Slave” was included in the New Jersey Drive soundtrack in 1995. When Undacova folded, Calvin launched a solo career that resulted in his debut solo album Country Boy on Uptown/Universal Records in 1999. The album included a great cover of Bobby Womack’s “I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much.” While Calvin was working on this follow-up, Angie Stone heard a demo of his song “More Than A Woman” and invited him to duet with her on a version of the song for her album Mahogany Soul. In 2003, Calvin’s album 2:35PM, named after the time one of his children was born, was released by Hollywood Records. 2008 saw the release of Calvin’s Shanachie Entertainment/Numo Records album When Love Comes, with its single “Sang No More” hitting the Urban AC charts. 2009 brought success via Charlie Wilson’s hit rendition of Calvin’s co-write with Babyface, “There Goes My Baby.” The same year Richardson paid homage to one of his greatest influences with Facts Of Life, his powerful live-in-the-studio tribute to Bobby Womack that garnered two Grammy nominations, one of which was for his duet with Sounds Of Blackness powerhouse Ann Nesby. 2010 saw the release of America’s Most Wanted and I Am Calvin followed in 2014.
Check out Calvin’s music and videos here: https://www.iamcalvinrichardson.com
***Updated Entry Policy: ID and proof of vaccination -or- negative test within the last 48 hours required for entry. Per state mandate orders lifting, masks will NOT be required once inside.***
Early Bird Admission
A limited number of entries are available with this Early Bird rate - when they're gone, they're gone! Includes entry to the event, a gallery day pass to use on any day of your choice (for future entry), standing room for the performance, and one (1) complimentary champagne or wine ticket. Additional cash bar service will be available onsite.$95.00Sold Out
Includes entry to the event, a gallery day pass to use on any day of your choice (for future entry), standing room for the performance, and one (1) complimentary champagne or wine ticket. Additional cash bar service will be available onsite.$150.00