Powerhouse Gulf Coast soul
There is a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece band The Suffers steps on the scene. NPR’s Bob Boilen attributes the band’s allure to their “Soul, straight from horn to heart.” Following The Suffers’ electrifying late night TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2015, David Letterman exclaimed, “If you can’t do this, get out of the business!” There is something undeniable about The Suffers (whose name is a reference to the 1978 Jamaican film, Rockers, starring Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Jacob Miller and Burning Spear), that instantly hits home with their audiences. The Suffers exploded onto the scene in 2015 with their dazzling EP, Make Some Room, which was followed by their critically heralded, self-titled debut in 2016. The Suffers’ released their latest record, Everything Here, in 2018 . The Suffers have everything – a heaping dose of soul, a dash of reggae, a splash of jazz, a pinch of salsa, a hint of rock ‘n’ roll, and a dollop of hip-hop and funk simmering inside their magical Gulf Coast soul. The Suffers have played sold-out shows in Japan and Latin America, turned out audiences at the Newport Folk Festival and Afropunk Festival and made believers of just about anyone who has experienced their live shows. The band is working on highly anticipated new music for release this year.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the Styx concert on Oct. 10, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.