Saturday , 15 June 2024

Masters of Soul to Perform Legendary Songs from Motown at Stocker Arts Center

Masters of Soul, a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Lorain County Community College Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theatre.

The show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band.

“For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane,” said Janet Herman Barlow, director of the Stocker Arts Center. “This show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.”

Stocker guests may remember Masters of Soul, Barlow said, as the group performed on its stage in April of 2019. “Their performance was a high-energy show and the audience loved it. I expect the same when they return,” she said.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast consists of three lead male vocalists and three lead female vocalists backed by a four-piece band of seasoned musicians who’ve been touring together for decades.

Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country. Masters of Soul performs the music of Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Barry White, Sam & Dave, James Brown and many more.

This is the fourth show in the 2021-2022 Stocker Arts Center Performing Artists Series. Single tickets are $40 for orchestra seating and $33 for mezzanine seating. Order tickets online at or call the Box Office at (440) 366-4040.

Parking is free at the Stocker Arts Center but valet parking is available for $5 per car.

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