Alive after Five music series begins

KNOXVILLE, TN—The Knoxville Museum of Art announces the 2014 fall series of Alive After Five, premiering with a “Tribute to Sam Cooke” featuring Danny McGrew with Soul Connection and very special guest Clifford Curry on Friday, October 10, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

This year’s fall series features seven shows, concluding on December 12, 2014.

Originally formed of Oak Ridge High School students in 1966, under the name Soul Sanction, their name was changed to Soul Connection at a special “Rename the Band Party” Alive After Five in 2006. The group became one of the legendary bands of East Tennessee and opened shows for B.B. King, James Brown, Ray Charles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and more. With their combination of keyboards, horns, and guitar, blended with a variety of male and female vocals, Soul Connection covers a wide musical spectrum of Rhythm & Blues and Soul, all done with infectious energy and unmistakable style. Joining them in the first set will be Knoxville native and member of the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, Clifford Curry.

For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.