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In Concert Ronnie Laws & Walter Beasley

Jun 9 , 2017 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

$45 - $65

Presented by: Art and Health Awareness Foundation

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
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In Concert Ronnie Laws & Walter Beasley

Jun 9 , 2017 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

$45 - $65

Presented by: Art and Health Awareness Foundation

Walter Beasley acclaimed saxophonist and vocalist intended to teach for just one year after graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Beasley’s professorship spanned nearly 30 years: He admits getting hooked when he saw students grasp the musical prowess he was imparting. Deemed as the highest-selling recording artist/full-time professor in modern history. Beasley continues creating, teaching, and now performs full-time.

Ronnie Laws: What is it about Houston, funk, jazz, and soul? About spending summers with your Juilliard scholarship winning older brother who downloaded to you while studying classicalmusical and performing jazz?

*Soprano*Tenor*Alto Sax*Flute*Vocals*Unprecedented cross-over success – R&B, Pop, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz. Earth Wind & Fire’s original tenor and soprano sax player, Laws was featured on “Last Days and Times.”

Quincy Jones needed a tenor sax, Ronnie stepped up. Ronnie Laws has performed with Stevie Wonder, George Duke, BB King, Stanley Jordan, Ramsey Lewis, Hugh Masakela, The Jazz Crusaders and many more.

Laws’ “Always There” is a Jazz Funk classic.
My ideal band? “…Ronnie Laws on tenor sax.” – Letterman’s bandleader Paul Shaffer
“Nothing beats experience” – Ronnie Laws.

Special Guest Trumpeter Willie Bradley – Music & Performance BS degree, South Carolina State University. Willie has played with jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Max Roach. Betty Carter and Nat Adderly.

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Performance Schedule

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.


Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.


Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Learning Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.