Photo | Saenger Theatre | Raheem DeVaughn
Band: Sounds of Purple: A Concert for Penelope House
Date: Friday, Sept. 14, with doors at 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com
Tickets: $35, available through Ticketmaster
Since 1979, Penelope House has offered sanctuary, counseling and support to victims of “intimate partner violence” across Mobile, Washington, Choctaw and Clarke counties. Along the way, Penelope House educates the public concerning the dangers of domestic violence. This benevolent organization will be collaborating with Cumulus Media for Sounds of Purple: A Concert for Penelope House.
The Sept. 14 concert will have a little something for everyone. Eastern Shore singer-songwriter Madison Grace will bring her repertoire of jazz-minded pop. Ike Johnson will use his saxophone to lend a smooth vibe. MOB Music Fest alumnus Tyler Emerson will entertain the crowd with his acoustic guitar.
As an “avid supporter” of Penelope House, headliner Raheem DeVaughn’s (pictured) dreamy R&B vocal work completes the lineup. DeVaughn’s sophomore effort “Love Behind the Melody” was his breakout album, earning a BET J Virtual Award for Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. In the years that followed, DeVaughn also earned Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song (“Customer”), Best R&B Vocal Performance (“Woman”) and Best R&B Album (“The Love & War Masterpiece”). The crowd can expect to groove to his latest single, “Don’t Come Easy.”