Event Information
Bettye LaVette
Friday, Feb 25, 2022 7:30 PM
$20 - $35 Reserved Seating + Fees

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We are navigating the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Policy for Patrons before purchasing tickets. Ticket sales are live for this event but please keep a close watch on your email for any updates or changes. We can help answer any questions you may have. Email us at info@englert.org or give a call at 319-688-2653. Thank you!

6:30pm Lobby Opens

7:00pm Seating Begins


Ticketing:

 - $35 Reserved Seating

 - $28 Friends Reserved Seating

 - $20 Student Reserved Seating (w/ current ID)


Friends of the Englert could order tickets early!

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Event Pricing
Zone 1 Friend/ Member - Reserved Seating - $28.00
Zone 1 Reserved Seating - $35.00
Zone 1 Student - Reserved - $20.00

 
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Big changes are coming to the Englert Theatre! We're moving to a new ticketing system for our events, and appreciate your patience as we work through the transition. Our ticketing system will be offline and our Box Office will be CLOSED FROM JANUARY 26 - 31. We will be back and ready to sell tickets again on February 1. 

 

We are navigating the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Ticket sales are live for this event but please keep a close watch on your email for any updates or changes. We can help answer any questions you may have. Email us at info@englert.org or give a call at 319-688-2653. Thank you!

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Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her  generation”, Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can take any type of song and  make it completely her own. To quote the late, great George Jones, "Bettye  is truly a singer's singer".

Her career began in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. Her first  single "My Man - He’s a Loving Man", was released on Atlantic Records.  This led to tours with headliners such as Ben E. King, Clyde McPhatter and  then up-and-comer, Otis Redding. She recorded for numerous major  labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of the 1960s  through the 1980s. She also worked alongside Charles "Honi" Coles and  Cab Calloway in the touring company of the Toni Award winning musical,  Bubbling Brown Sugar.

The 2000's started what she calls her "Fifth Career". Her CD, A Woman  Like Me, won the W.C. Handy Award in 2004 for Comeback Blues Album of  the Year. She was also given a prestigous Pioneer Award by The Rhythm  & Blues Foundation, was inducted into the Detroit Rhythm & Blues Hall of  Fame, given an Unsung Award by the National R&B Society, and inducted  into The Blues Hall of Fame by the Blues Foundation. She has received  Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best  Soul Blues Female Artist. Since 2002, she has released 8 albums, 5 of  which have received Grammy nominations.

In 2017, she signed with Verve Records and has since recorded 2 albums,  both of which were produced by Steve Jordan. The first was Things Have  Changed, an album consisting of all Bob Dylan songs. It received a  Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album. Her latest, Blackbirds, is  Bettye's homage to the Black female singers of the 1950s who came  before her. 

Blackbirds was released during the midst of the pandemic in 2020, and,  being unable to tour, Bettye is just now performing the record for live  audiences a year after it's release. It received a Grammy nomination for  Best Contemporary Blues Album. She will be playing the album in it's  entirety, along with other songs from her catalogue.

Fans, critics and artists have nothing but high praise for her live show and her vocal prowess. Now, at 75 years old and in her 59th year in show  business, she is still performing with the ferocity of a woman half her age.  She is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during  the birth of soul music in the 1960s and is still creating vital recordings  today.