Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Brian McKnight Brings New Album, Better, to Strathmore, July 16

Brian McKnight visits Strathmore, July 16

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore and Blues Alley Present Brian McKnight

Singer, balladeer returns to soulful roots with new release, Better, in second Music Center concert

With 16 albums and numerous hit singles to his name, including “Back at One,” “One Last Cry,” and “Anytime,” Brian McKnight has cemented himself as one of the most consistent and versatile artists in music. The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer and affecting balladeer brings his infectious song catalogue and new material from the 2016 album, Better, to the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

McKnight released his self-titled debut album in 1992 at 19 years old. It was the beginning of a steady and auspicious career for McKnight, who now has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, 10 of which have ascended to the Top Ten on Billboard’s R&B albums chart. He has collaborated with musical luminaries and pop culture touchstones across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G. In addition to being a singer, songwriter, and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn, and trumpet.

McKnight has proven himself a consummate showman on stage and in the studio.

He hosted Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight on BETJ, The Brian McKnight Morning Show on KTWV the Wave smooth jazz radio station, and The Brian McKnight Show, which ran in over 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. McKnight also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show, The Brian McKnight Show.

Along with Grammy nominations, McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard’s Songwriter of The Year.

Strathmore and Blues Alley Present
Brian McKnight
Saturday, July 16, 2016
8:00 PM

Tickets $45-$95

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

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.strathmore.org 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 Strathmore Summer Intensive programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.