Arts & Culture
Music of Motown at Brookgreen Gardens—An Outdoor Tribute Concert
Some might say that “The Music of Motown” was a music revolution that defined a generation. Whether it defined us or not is a great question, but it was definitely a music revolution that is loved by the “Baby Boomers” that grew up dancing to the “Motown Sounds” of the 60’s and 70’s.
The Motown sound is a trademark music which combines rhythm and blues and pop, or gospel rhythms and modern ballad harmony sung by vocal groups since the 1950’s. It is also characterized by compact, danceable arrangements and associated with the city of Detroit, which has been nicknamed Motown. It is a happy sound that makes you want to move your feet and sing along.
“The Music of Motown” is not only beloved by the “Baby Boomers”, it enjoyed by the “Millennials” and older generations as well. In fact, many of the songs are being rerecorded by popular artists today. If you are among those who enjoy the Motown sound, you will not want to miss “The Music of Motown” at Brookgreen. It is an outdoor tribute concert scheduled for September 7, 8, 9 and 10 of 2017.
Brookgreen Gardens and Blue Eyed Theatrical have worked together to bring an annual outdoor tribute concert to Brookgreen Gardens for six years now. It has become one of the summer’s regional premiere events. This year, they will feature “The Music of Motown” showcasing Trans Siberian Orchestra star, Dustin Brayley, and other nationally renowned singers with an extraordinarily-talented live band playing the greatest hits of The Jackson 5, Sam Cooke, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Four Tops, The Commodores and countless others.
According to Creative Director and Executive Producer Vincent Marini, “Every year, we look forward to the opportunity to bring world class performers to Brookgreen Gardens. We always try to find a way to top the previous summer’s performance, and after our success last year with The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel, we wanted to raise the bar by featuring iconic songs that are beloved by audiences around the country. I can’t think of a better way to accomplish that than by reinterpreting the classic “Motown Sound that captured the hearts and minds of the nation in the ‘60s and ‘70’s.”
Visitors renting Myrtle Beach Real Estate and locals living along the Grand Strand, which include Pawley’s Island, Litchfield, Murrell’s Inlet, Garden City, Surfside, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, will be thoroughly enjoy “The Music of Motown” at Brookgreen scheduled for September 7, 8, 9 and 10 of 2017. Make your plans now to be there!