Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents
The Steeles and Indigenous
Award-winning musical performers to fill both Ordway stages on April 21
ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 16, 2017) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will welcome two exciting one-night-only acts to its stages on April 21. Blues-rock band Indigenous will appear on the Music Theater stage, while local favorites The Steeles will appear in the Concert Hall. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
Consisting of five siblings, local vocal group The Steeles are an integral part of the Minnesota sound. They have recorded and performed with the likes of Prince, Donald Fagen, Morgan Freeman, George Clinton, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Mavis Staples, Johnny Lang and many others throughout their legendary career. Now, they bring their bold, heartfelt and melodic sounds to the Ordway with The Colors of Gershwin with The Steeles. This tribute to the music of George and Ira Gershwin will cover some of the songwriters’ most beloved classics, including “Summertime,” “But Not For Me,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and many more. Tickets start at $32.
Powerhouse blues-rock band Indigenous, led by front man Mato Nanji from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, is influenced by the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. The group’s debut album, “Things We Do,” was released in 1998, leading to three Native American Music Awards including Album of the Year and Group of the Year. The group was named Blues Artist of the Year by Amazon.com, and has been featured on broadcast shows such as NPR's All Things Considered, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Austin City Limits. Their latest album, “Time is Coming,” is dedicated to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations. This performance is part of the Ordway’s World Music & Dance Series, as well as Oyate Okodakiciyapi: A Unique Celebration of Native Music and Dance. Tickets start at $27.
“Both of these acts are legends in their genres, and we’re so lucky to be able to present them both on our stages,” said Dayna Martinez, Ordway’s artistic director of the World Music & Dance Series. “The Steeles’ soulful singing has been dominating the gospel scene for decades, and Indigenous has been a force on the blues/rock charts since the late 90’s. April 21 is going to be one very special musical night at the Ordway.”
The Ordway’s World Music & Dance Series is sponsored by Target. For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.