Soul artist Brian Owens is bringing his tour to The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center for a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 5.
Music and love define the artistry of singer, songwriter and dedicated community activist of Owens. These qualities radiate from all of his work, including his duet with five time Grammy-winning and legendary vocalist Michael McDonald on SOUL OF FERGUSON, his cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” and the heartfelt interpretation of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which Owens filmed and recorded with his father, Thomas Owens. Their powerful performance ignited the internet and has received more than 100 million views on Facebook and Brian’s own YouTube channel.
As a community advocate, Owens is the founder and Executive Director of L.I.F.E. Arts Inc (Leadership, Innovation, Faith and Entrepreneurship), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides artistic resources, opportunities, mentoring and positive experiences to help students in under-served communities throughout Ferguson and the St. Louis metropolitan area to access consistent and localized programs, experiences and infrastructure. Additionally, Owens serves as the Community Music Artist in Residence with the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Collaborative at the University of Missouri St. Louis.
This performance is in thanks to presenting sponsor FirstBank and media sponsors 92.3 The Hog and JJ 97.7. Tickets are on sale for $22.50, $27.50, $32.50, and $37.50 at The Dixie Box Office in downtown Huntingdon or by calling 731-986-2100, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are also available online at DixiePAC.net.