The Music of Sam Cooke starring Bradd Marquis
8 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2023

Songs written and sung by Sam Cooke, the pioneer of soul music, are brought to new life by gifted musician Bradd Marquis! Entertaining and educational, this unique concert experience is loaded with soul-stirring musical hits such as “You Send Me” and “(What a) Wonderful World,” as well as lessons about life, self-empowerment and social change that are still relevant and necessary to this day. It’s not just a musical performance – it’s history revisited!

A fantastic new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke. A rip roaring soulful performance brought to you alongside a live big band.

Sam Cooke became the most important Soul singer in history. He was also the inventor of soul music and the most popular and beloved performer of his time. Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. Sam Cooke appealed to everyone. He pioneered soul by melding elements of R&B, Gospel and Pop into a sound that was new and still coalescing at the time. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

This world premiere concert features the greatest hits from the Legend of Soul including You Send Me, Only Sixteen, Cupid, Chain Gang, Twistin the Night Away, A Change is Gonna Come, Wonderful World to name a few. Beginning with the gospel music that formed the foundation of Sam Cooke’s career, and spanning his success as a pop star, it’s pure magic from beginning to end. He is “Forever Mr. Soul”.

Performance Location: The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Texas 77379
Date & Time: 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2023
Tickets: $35, $45, $55 & $65
Season Ticket Sales: On Sale Now
Single Ticket Sales: 9am, Monday, August 2, 2021