Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Godmother of Soul" Patti LaBelle in Back-to-Back Concerts at Strathmore April 7-8

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Patti LaBelle, April 7-8

R&B/soul legend (and sweet potato pie purveyor) performs iconic song catalogue in two concerts

Soul diva and home cooking connoisseur Patti Labelle is set to perform legendary hits like “On My Own,” “New Attitude,” “If You Asked Me To” and more on Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, 2016 at 8 PM in the Music Center at StrathmoreFrom The Bluebelles to Labelle, and now the world-class solo artist Patti LaBelle, the two-time Grammy winner has made an unmistakable mark on music in her 50-year career. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Patti LaBelle began her career as the lead singer of The Bluebelles in the 1960s, and became a mainstay of popular music after releasing a flurry of solo hits in the early 1980s, followed by the release of her number one album, Winner in You, in 1986. The incomparable LaBelle has released more than 25 albums to date.

LaBelle has parlayed her success as a recording artist to guest star in hit TV shows Empire, A Different World, American Horror Story, and Dancing with the Stars.

The “Godmother of Soul” has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. She’s also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, Rolling Stone named LaBelle one of the 100 Greatest Singers.

In addition to numerous cookbooks and instructional DVDs for home cooks, LaBelle has more recently introduced a line of signature sauces and marinades called Patti’s Good Life. The singer partnered with Walmart in 2015 to offer the Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie, stirring consumers into a pre-Thanksgiving frenzy after a video review of the famed pie went viral.

LaBelle is an advocate for adoption, foster care, Big Sisters, the United Negro College Fund, and the American Diabetes Association, among many others.

Strathmore Presents 
Patti LaBelle
Thursday & Friday, April 7-8, 2016
8 PM

Tickets $65-$150

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts, the Artist in Residence and Fine Artist in Residence programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.