Motown coming to Camellia City

Published 4:41 pm Monday, February 18, 2013

Motown is coming to the Camellia City.

The Greenville Area Arts Council will cap its 31st season Saturday with a show that will feature classic songs by the likes of The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye performed by vocal trio Horizon.

“To finalize our regular season, we will have a fabulous show that will appeal to everyone,“ GAAC Executive Director Nancy Idland said. “There aren’t many people that can’t relate to the Motown sound.”

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The Detroit-based trio Horizon includes vocalists Rick Ingram, Prentiss “Smoke” Jones and Earl Vinson. The group has been featured on the “The Tonight Show” hosted by Jay Leno, in Business Week Magazine and on Fox Sports harmonizing a special Super Bowl greeting to Detroit. Horizon has shared the stage with many legendaries such as The Temptations and The Four Tops.

The group has also opened for opened for Davy Jones, the former lead singer of The Monkeys, Randy Meisner of The Eagles, Denny Laine of Wings and The Moody Blues, Fergie Frederiksen of Toto and Ron Wikso of Foreigner.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre.

“This is a rare Saturday night show, and we’re hoping for a great crowd,” Idland said.

Tickets are available at The Pineapple and McFerrin’s Jewelry, as well as at the door the night of the show. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults.