The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces R&B musical artist Tank will perform at the 15th Annual Rock and Soul Festival along with local artists Spirit ‘N’ Truth and Minister Eddie B. Sands Jr. on Sunday, June 24th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Key Bank, this free event is open to the general public, however, paid admission is still necessary to tour the Museum.
The Rock and Soul Festival is a celebration of African American music. The vitality of Black influence on American music and culture has been irresistible; its impact, profound and lasting. This soulful festival features performances by national and local artists and coincides with Black Music Month.
Tank (pictured), whose music is easily recognizable for its vivid storytelling and sensual sounds, rose to the top of the charts with his song, Maybe I Deserve in 2001. Since then he has been a successful artist with four albums and eight Grammy nominations. He describes his current album, Now or Never as his most confident album yet.
Tank appeared in the motion picture production of Dreamgirls and The Preacher’s Kid. Also an accomplished songwriter, he has penned songs for Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox, and Chris Brown and has written hits for Rueben Studdard and Omarion. With his fourth album, Now or Never, Tank will return to the music that his fans have come to love.
Local gospel ministry group Spirit ‘N’ Truth will perform, comprised of six men and woman, who have joined together to perform both contemporary and traditional gospel music.
Minister Eddie B. Sands Jr. another inspiring gospel artist originally from Cleveland, will perform. Sands has opened for Gerald Levert and Richard Smallwood and performed on numerous stages around the country including Cleveland’s own Karamu House Theatre.
Terry Macklin Sounds of Entertainment will also be on hand to keep the audience engaged and entertained.