Special to Iredell Free News

Performing Arts Live of Iredell promises an energetic start to the 2021-2022 concert season on Saturday, September 18, when the Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, featuring the a cappella group Tonic Sol-Fa, takes the stage at Statesville High’s Mac Gray Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Masks will be required for all attendees, and seating will be social distanced.

The band began in 2016 when Johnson, an Emmy-winning singer/songwriter, put together a group featuring some of the best instrumentalists and arrangers in the Midwest. His vision was to create an innovative, contemporary big band sound. The resulting “Experience” honors the legends of the past while introducing unexpected twists, as in their take on the “Spiderman Theme” and increasingly popular original works. Their “Spirit Of The Season” PBS Special aired across North America, and their first studio album, “Capitol” debuted in the No. 5 spot on the Billboard Jazz Chart.

Shaun Johnson is also part of the nationally known vocal group, Tonic Sol-Fa. The quartet has sold nearly 2 million albums independently and has been featured in Newsweek and on The Today Show.

Tickets

Tickets are available for the Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience and Tonic Sol-Fa and the other concerts of the 2021-2022 PAL season by visiting the PAL box office at Shops UpFront, 1109 W. Front Street, Statesville, by calling 704-380-0875, online at www.PALofIredell.com, or at the door prior to the show.

Performing Arts Live Iredell’s mission is to promote and enrich the cultural diversity and excellence of the performing arts in our community.

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