Spreadluv continues its successful concert series with a tribute to the talented Erykah Badu. The show sold out and 3rd & Lindsley was packed with supporters of the performers as well as lovers of the Grammy award-winning singer. Spreadluv’s music director Michael Hicks did a wonderful job with the talent for the night. There was not one disappointing rendition of Badu’s classics. Each performer made the songs their own while still doing it justice, and the band did an amazing job of bringing Erykah’s music to life.
One can’t forget the great artists that contributed to the show as well. Spreadluv supports both visual art and music. Artists showcased their Badu inspired pieces at the beginning of the event which were also available for purchase.
This night was one to remember as it was the first time Spreadluv presented Community Awards to those that make an impact on the art and music community in Nashville. Spreadluv’s founder Brian Sexton reinforces that it’s not about the money. It’s about the culture. Along with showing thanks to those who support Nashville’s emerging talent, Spreadluv also presented checks to the National Museum of African American Music and the W.O. Smith Music School. Proceeds from the Badu tribute as well as the past Kanye and OutKast tributes helped make these donations possible.
Sadly this is the last tribute show of the year, but there will be more in the future. It is a must-see event and a great night of music and art to be apart of. If you haven’t been to one yet, don’t miss out on what Spreadluv has planned for 2015.