IU Soul Revue to perform at IU East on March 12

IU Soul Revue will perform at Indiana University East at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the Student Events and Activities Center.

singers and musicians from IU Soul Revue perform live on stage

IU Soul Revue will perform in concert on the IU East campus March 12 in the Student Events Center.

Event admission is free. However, the first 300 people to register through Eventbrite.com will receive priority seating. A printed ticket or an image of the ticket on your mobile device must be presented upon entry to receive priority seating.

For all others, general admission bleacher seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis until the venue is full. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

singers and musicians perfom popular R and B music

IU Soul Revue performs dynamic performances of R&B, soul, funk, and contemporary Black popular music.

The event is sponsored by the IU Alumni Association East Region and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

The IU Soul Revue is America’s first and finest collegiate Black popular music ensemble.  Since 1971, the Soul Revue is famous for dynamic performances of R&B, soul, funk, and contemporary Black popular music delivered by its commanding vocalists, powerful horn line, and tight rhythm section.

IU East alumnus James A. Strong, Jr., is the director of IU Soul Revue. He is a renowned bassist,

portrait of James A. Strong, Jr.

James A. Strong, Jr.

musical director, and producer. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from IU East in 2013. He is an Indianapolis native and a graduate of Northwest High School. Before enrolling in IU East’s business online degree completion program, he attend IU Bloomington and was a member of IU Soul Revue.

U Soul Revue director James A. Strong Jr. is presented with a Red Wolves jersey at the 2019 performance in the Student Events Center.

IU Soul Revue director James A. Strong Jr. is presented with a Red Wolves jersey at the 2019 performance in the Student Events Center.

IU Soul Revue is an academic course at IU Bloomington through the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and one of three ensembles managed by the African American Arts Institute.  The IU Soul Revue has opened for famous artists including James Brown, The Emotions, Booker T. Jones, and most recently performed with Bootsy Collins in the 2018 Cincinnati Music Festival.

The Soul Revue will travel to Los Angeles this spring to perform with Grammy-winner Terry Steele at the legendary Spaghettini jazz club.