PARK HILLS – The sweet nostalgic sounds of Motown will be showcased by St. Louis’s beloved Fabulous Motown Revue when it comes to Farmington on Saturday, Feb. 19. The show had been scheduled for Feb. 5, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Mineral Area Council on the Arts is bringing the Fabulous Motown Revue to the Centene Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19. Tickets are on sale in advance and at the door through the Centene Box Office, 573-756-0900. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students. The concert is part of the Wells Fargo Advisors Performance Series, and brought to the community by Mineral Area Council on the Arts.
Performing together for more than 20 years, many members of The Fabulous Motown Revue have played with The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Mary Wilson, The Temptations, and many other Motown favorites.
Together since 1986, this 16-piece band features a six-piece rhythm section, a three-piece horn section, four male vocals called ‘Velvet’ and three females called ‘Satin’ who resemble the sight and sound of the Temptations and the Supremes. Their repertoire contains such hits as “Natural Woman,” “My Girl,” “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” and “On Broadway.”
MACOA Director Roxanne Cummings said she’s excited to help bring the Revue’s performance to the area, since Motown has wide appeal to listeners of all ages.
“You can still turn on the radio and hear the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations,” she said. “There are young people out there who've downloaded these songs after hearing them in movies and on TV and may not realize the Motown history. Come hear this great music performed live. This is truly a concert for all ages."
The Fabulous Motown Revue has performed all over the country for all types of audiences, including a trip to Washington D.C,. to play at President Obama’s Midwestern Inaugural Ball with Sheryl Crow. Loved by St. Louis audiences, the group regularly performs for private events as well as public concerts, including Twilight Tuesdays, Live on the Levee, and several events at the St. Louis Zoo.