Martin Sexton, The Spencer Davis Group, The Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel, and Sheila E. have been added the lineup of entertainers performing on The Big E’s Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by xfinity, this September. All shows are free with admission to The Big E, taking place Sept. 15 - Oct. 1.Advance admission tickets are now available at TheBigE.com and The Big E Box Office.
Martin Sexton Trio, Sept. 16, 8pm
Martin Sexton has infiltrated many musical worlds, from the Jam scene to Classic Rock, and has performed and collaborated with artists ranging from John Mayer to Peter Frampton. His latest album, Mixtape from the Open Road, has been described as a musical cross-country trip, traveling through all territories of style. Long known for his reputation of being a musician’s musician, Martin Sexton has received many accolades and praise from his uncommonly loyal fan base, media and fellow musicians.
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Sept. 20-22, 3 & 8pm (no 8pm show Sept. 22)
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap had six consecutive gold records, including Young Girl, Lady Willpower, Over You and Woman, Woman, and sold more records in 1968 than any other recording act...including The Beatles.
The Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel, Sept. 23, 8pm
Just throw your hands up in the air and party hardy like you just don't care! Wonder Mike, Hendogg and Master Gee, of The Sugarhill Gang, are best known for the hit “Rapper’s Delight,” the first Rap single ever to earn a Top 40 spot on the Billboard charts. Considered among the founders of the genre, The Sugarhill Gang will be joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grandmaster Melle Mel, of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Sheila E., Sept. 24, 8pm
Over a lifelong career in music, Sheila E. developed a name for herself as a singer-songwriter, entertainer and icon. She’s recorded 7 solo albums, acted in several films and became not just one of the best female drummers, but one of the best drummers of all time. A musical powerhouse, Sheila has worked with some of the most influential musical acts over the past five decades – Prince, Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Beyoncé, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and many more.
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