Phenomenal Concert Encore

A musical journey of blues and Gospel in America

Portland bluesman Norman Sylvester and his Boogie Cat Productions presents its latest “Phenomenal Concert,” a musical journey of blues and Gospel in America on Friday, Oct. 18, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Featuring The Norman Sylvester R&B Revue, LaRhonda Steele Gospel Group, Lenanne Sylvester-Miller, Renato Caranto, O.B. Addy and Tevis Hodge Jr., the concert will reflect the music born from the cradle of birth in Africa, the field hollers of slaves, the sounds growing up to the blues of the Mississippi Delta and the soul music born to urban cities like Chicago.

You’re invited to join this history of American music and celebration of our music legacy. Two similar shows were produced over the last two years to great success and this year, a wealth of new material will be introduced, organizers said.

Minors may attend with a parent. Part of the concert explores how there would be no Cardi B or Drake without Rosetta Tharpe and Charlie Patton, no John Legend without Scott Joplin, no Nicki Minaj without Bessie Smith.

Tickets are $20. For more information, visit or call 503-481-3030.