An Evening with David Porter & FriendsNovember 11, 2017, 8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Legendary Stax Records songwriter and recording artist, National Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and The Consortium MMT founder David Porter will host a star-studded program titled “David Porter & Friends,” featuring the presentation of the 2017 Epitome of Soul Award by Stevie Wonder, the inaugural 2014 Epitome of Soul Award recipient, to classic and current Stax Records artist William Bell, on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Horseshoe Tunica’s Bluesville Showcase Nightclub in Tunica, Mississippi. The star-studded event, styled in a late-night TV talk show format, also will feature conversations with Stevie Wonder; William Bell, who will also perform live, accompanied by the Garry Goin Band; iconic actor and original “Shaft” movie star Richard Roundtree; singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Ray Parker Jr. (“Ghostbusters”), who will also give a very special guest performance; and emerging Memphis vocalist Porcelan, whose current hit song “The Real Thing Don’t Change” (MIME Music) was co-written and produced by Porter.
The goal of the “David Porter & Friends” program is to draw attention to and garner support for The Consortium MMT, a nonprofit organization founded by Porter to develop the future of Memphis music through structured teaching, experience, and mentorship. The Epitome of Soul Award is a program of The Consortium MMT that honors musical artists whose work and influence have spanned generations. The inaugural Epitome of Soul Award was presented to Stevie Wonder in 2014. More information on the Epitome of Soul Award may be found at http://memphismusictown.com.