Monday, February 27, 2012

'Voice' finalist Beverly McClellan to play Village of Arts in Bradenton

The Village of the Arts will host a major concert this Friday (March 2) when highly talented blues singer/songwriter/guitarist Beverly McClellan performs for free from  6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Blues Revue office.

McClellan appeared on season one of NBC's "The Voice," finishing in the top four as part of Christina Aguilera's team. Her latest CD, "Fear Nothing," will be available for sale at the Blues Revue office.

This appearance will coincide with the City of Bradenton and the Village of the Arts in celebrating the installation of the sculptural work by nationally known public artist Catherine Woods. The sculpture titled Chrysalis Launcher is one of the new prominent pieces in the City of Bradenton's public art program. The event will also be held on Friday (March 2), from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on the corner of 9th St. W. and 12th Ave. W. Music, food and beverages will follow the unveiling. This will take place at the corner of 12th Street West and 11th Ave.

McClellan will also be attending the dedication and has most recently appeared at The Clearwater Sea Blues Festival and 17th Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala at the Charlotte Convention Center. McClellan also performed for The Grammy Foundations "One Night Only: A Celebration of the Live Music Experience" along side performers including Grammy winners Robert Cray, Jonny Lang with whom McClellan performed a duet and also three solo songs.

McClellan will be starting a tour with B.B. King on March 20.

Details: 6:30 p.m. March 2, Blues Revue, 1001 11th Ave. W., Bradenton. Admission: Free. Information: 866-702-7778 or

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