How does a physically distant yet social Pop Up Concert work?
Roswell Arts Fund Pop Up Performance Series presents:
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics with Josyln & The Sweet Compression
RAF is proud to present Atlanta’s own Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics with Josyln & The Sweet Compression at From the Earth Brewing Company!
Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen.
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics have made a name for themselves captivating audiences with their stirring live performances. They’re a world-class modern soul revue topped off with the cherry of Velle’s sultry voice, as she deftly toggles between sweetly crooned R&B tunes and expertly belted barn-burning get-downs that can instantly jolt a roomful of wallflowers into a wild dance party.
It’s this inviting and accessible bravado that has scored the band critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Daily News, MTV, Paste and more. And in addition to their critical success, at a time when record sales are at an all-time industry low, the independent, DIY-minded Velle and the Soulphonics sold a quarter-million downloads of their single "My Dear" [click for Official Video] on iTunes, landing them in the top 30 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts and at a stunning #4 on the iTunes R&B charts when their debut album It’s About Time was released in 2012. The group has shared bills with megastars and indie press darlings alike, including Larkin Poe, The Temptations, Erykah Badu, The XX, Goodie Mob, Gary Clark Jr., Animal Collective, Feist and Kendrick Lamar.
And they continue to blaze a trail into the hearts of music fans with their new single, "Broken Woman" [click for Official Video], from their sophomore album which was released in the Fall of 2017 and immediately appeared on Spotify's Official "Still Got the Blues" playlist. They followed that up with "Call Out My Name" [click for Live at Terminal West Video] releasing on Bitter Southerner. Their new albums tittle track "State of All Things" premiered on PASTE Magazine as the LP arrived in stores globally on 4/27/2018 on vinyl- in a time where music is streamed, the LP’s first pressing sold out in less than 2 months. Their new album, "State of All Things" was also named "Best new album that's not hip-hop" for 2018 by Atlanta Magazine. Stay tuned for more from Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics!
Joslyn & The Sweet Compression (including Steve Holloman - keyboards, Smith Donaldson - bass, Rashawn Fleming - drums, Trevin Little - saxophone, and Chase Fleming - trombone and trumpet) combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and soul on their self-titled debut album, released in 2019. A headlining favorite at regional clubs and music festivals, they are poised to engage fans across the country with widespread touring in 2020.
After growing up singing in the church choir, and honing her dynamic voice and showmanship in backup roles and stage plays, Joslyn Hampton teamed with her stepfather, Marty Charters (a touring musician and songwriter who has shared the stage with legends such as Junior Wells and Van Morrison), to compose a captivating set of tunes and assemble an ace band.
Joslyn’s gift is one she discovered early: “There are pictures of me at three years old with a mic in my hand. When I was in kindergarten, and they asked what I wanted to be, I said ‘A singer!’” Calling to mind legends like Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston, Joslyn is her own woman and brings the power. Commanding the stage, her timeless voice glides through silky soul and funk grit, on a set of tasty and thoughtful original music. The band is on a classic trip filtered through a vivacious, modern lens: “Real musicians playing real songs, with real instruments- that’s our vibe.”
Sponsors for the 2020 Pop-Up Performance Series include our Series Presenting Sponsor Martin’s Garden at Coleman Farm, joined by From the Earth Brewing Company, Mojo Vinyl Records, and Hitch Law, LLC.
Venue: From the Earth Brewing Company, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076
Open to Patrons: 6:00 pm Concert Starts: 6:45 pm
How will it work?:
To create safe and fun community events for artists and audiences, Roswell Arts Fund and From the Earth Brewing Company are reimagining how to produce concerts as physically distanced but still social live events in parking lots.
Parking lot spaces will be used as box seats. Each parking space (or “box”) will be assigned to a ticketholder for a maximum of 4 guests per party. Patrons will park and then visit the ticket booth for a temperature check and to be ushered to their box. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets within their seating area. Physical distancing will be enforced, with 6 feet between other parties of concertgoers. Face coverings will be required when not seated. From the Earth Brewing Company will have food and beverage will be available for purchase throughout the concert. Ticket prices range from $80 - $140 (for a party of one to four).
For Your Safety, We Will Adhere to the Following Georgia COVID-19 Guidelines Required by the Governor's Mandates for Performance Venues