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Soul of Motown Makes Grand Entrance in Pigeon Forge


The Grand Majestic Theater in Pigeon Forge has brought in Soul of Motown to take audiences back to the greatest Motown acts of all time.

Beginning Sunday, October 2 and 8 p.m., the new show will be an addition to "America's Hit Parade" and "Masters of Magic…It's Beyond Belief" at the Majestic.

Motown's charming tenor Gavin Earl Johnson puts audiences under his spell with velvety vocals and versatility in both range and style. With smooth baritone vocals and skillful agility, Andrew Malone demonstrates an inborn passion for Motown inherited from his late grandfather who sang with soul music pioneer Sam Cooke and esteemed jazz and blues legend Lou Rawls. Roger Casey knows style was characterized by the kings of soulful and seductive crooning and he does just that with his sultry mid-range vocal style. Quenton Menendez, a lively tenor, has an undeniable vocal blend of power and finesse that will catch listeners by surprise. Group leader Anthony Bailey completes the package with his effortless vocal flavor and persuasive storytelling style that penetrates the very heart of his audiences. Bailey has toured as a vocalist with Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, and Johnny Gill.

The Temptations' "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Under The Boardwalk" by The Drifters, "Only You" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" from The Platters, "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now" by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, and The Commodores' "Brick House" are among the timeless and unforgettable favorites that can be heard from one of the most unique groups ever to connect in this growing entertainment and tourism hub.

With the same hunger for putting their mark on the world that made those original Motown groups famous, Soul of Motown delivers a supreme concert-style tribute production to some of the greatest vocal groups ever to hit the charts, with live harmony, grooving dance moves, and inspiring talent. In a moment, however, they strip all of the show away and deliver familiar favorites with only their raw vocal talent, which truly shows what this group is capable of producing.

From the early years of doo-wop and Motown to the era when Motown branched out from Detroit into Philadelphia and beyond, this show will reintroduce audiences to The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Sam Cooke, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The O'Jays, The Impressions, The Stylistics, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Boyz II Men, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Earth Wind and Fire, plus more!

The Grand Majestic Theater is located at Stoplight No.2 on Teaster Lane, off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Having completed $100,000 in renovations in January, this 1,100 seat theatre boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting.

Call The Grand Majestic Theater for show times and reservations at (865) 774-7777 or visit

Published September 27, 2011

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