The night, hosted by national slam poet Will Evans, will include appearances by HBO Def poet Sunni Patterson, acoustic soul singer Ken J. Martin and internationally renowned violinist Shaw Pong Liu. The performances will also recognize Black Music Month, Juneteenth and the accomplishments of the late Gil Scott-Heron.
Sierra Leone, producer of The Signature, says the show synthesizes performance and visual arts and will have something for everyone.
“It’s a cultural experience,” she says. “But we want to pay homage to other things taking place as well.”
Patterson, the featured artist, brings her New Orleans heritage into her music by adding some soulful flavor. She is known for both her visionary styling and her powerful delivery. With a resume that includes appearing on BET’s “Lyric Café,” and HBO’s “Def Poetry,” Patterson promises to bring a show-stopping performance.
Leone says through The Signature, artists like Patterson and can reach people.
“We believe creative art is the tangible element that connects us to our humanity,” says Lee Croxx, CEO of Tripple Croxx Entertainment.
The show will be held at The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and cocktails will be available before the show. Tickets for The Signature cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. They are available at www.ticketcenterstage.com. 937-228-3630.