Venue: Venetian Theatre
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: September 18, 2014 - October 29, 2014
Show Times: Tue - Thu & Sat 8pm; Fri 9pm
Show Length: 90 minutes
Starting at $82.50
The Venetian is honoring one of music's most acclaimed artists with a special engagement of "GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles" this fall.
The show features solo artists, a musical group, musicians and a gospel choir paying tribute to Ray Charles through his music and legacy.
Performers in the show include singer Clint Holmes, 10-time Grammy-winning vocal group Take 6, six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon and Grammy Award-winning sax star Kirk Whalum. This show features the Las Vegas Mass Choir and the LV All-Star Big Band under the direction of Musical Director David Loeb.
Audiences can expect to hear classic hits like "Hit the Road Jack," "I Got a Woman," "What'd I Say," "Hallelujah," "I Love Her So," "Georgia on My Mind," "America" and more.
"Our mission is to honor Ray's life and his music," said show producer Larry Rosen. "It is extremely important that people understand that this music, which was created in America by a diverse society, is celebrated all over the world. The music is a melding of blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, and lots of soul. It will make you clap your hands, move your body, and enjoy being alive."