Jasme' Kelly - A Ghostlight Concert July 2, 8:00 pm

Ghostlights are a tradition almost as old as theatre itself – they light the stage when there are no performers, keeping the spirit of the theatre alive. For months of 2020, the Carolina’s ghostlight was burning bright, but live entertainment is now returning to the stage with the Ghostlight Concert Series!

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"I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free"
NC Soul singer JASME' KELLY's tribute to Nina Simone and Freedom
With opener MYSTI MAYHEM

Come continue the new found freedom of American life with this soul-stirring concert recalling the legacy of North Carolina’s own Nina Simone and her influence on music, activism and culture as told by songstress/songwriter Jasme’ Kelly, also known as Lady Jasme’. This show will be an exciting combination of songs by the High Priestess, new classics from The Lady and audio from interviews with Miss Simone’s family conducted by Jasme’.

After the world changing events of 2020 we should all remember that “an artist's duty is to reflect the times…” -Nina Simone

Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
Taxes, commissions, and fees are included.
Box Office opens at 7:30pm for this event only.

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Jasmé Kelly’s soulful sound resonates in her projects Lady Jasmé and And So It Goes. She offers up soul and jazz with a folk twist that throws back to the era of the singer-songwriter, just left of Neo Soul and to the right of Smooth Jazz, steeped in the Blues tradition. With melodies that showcase the sultry heartiness of her voice and touch her audiences, music lovers have enjoyed listening to this songstress weave musical pieces in venues nationwide.

For three years, Sunday Bayou Brunch featured Jasmé and her guitar at Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse. She has been seen at the Durham Performing Arts Center, Bergen Performing Arts Center, The Keswick Theatre, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Bitter End, S.O.B.’s., CBGB’s, Apache Café, Cat’s Cradle, Café Wha, Bimbe Festival, CenterFest, Festifall, and Bull Durham Blues Festival. Her opening act credits include B.B. King, Buddy Buy, George Duke, Al DiMeola, Jon Luc Ponty, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Ledisi, Chrisette Michelle, Maceo Parker, Kem, Boney James, Eric Bibb, Jonathan Butler, and Peter White. She was also a recipient of Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham County Arts Council and a member of the Greensboro Artist Grant Panel.

Jasmé’s songwriting credits include the track “Holla,” which was featured in the movies Garfield, and Kicking and Screaming, as well as the television shows Malcolm in the Middle, and Las Vegas.

Mysti is a powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, with over a decade of seasoned performances throughout the US and Europe. "Growing up in a small town in the Poconos, singer-songwriter Mysti Mayhem knew her big dreams needed to find a big stage. She moved to Florida, where she fell under the unlikely tutelage of the legendary Bo Diddley, whom she credits with bringing out the funk in her guitar and the soul in her voice. After a record deal and a European tour, Mayhem found herself depressed and with just enough money left for one more move. She put on a blindfold, threw a dart at a map and moved to where it hit: Durham. In North Carolina," says NPR.

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  • The front doors will open 30 minutes prior to scheduled curtain time. Please have your e-ticket for entry pulled up on your mobile device.