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Soultown to Motown

Time: December 14, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $19 – $63

The Sensational Soul Cruisers perform Soultown to Motown.  This show focuses on iconic Classic Soul & Motown music from the period of time generally between the birth of Motown in 1960 to the release of Michael Jackson’s all-time selling Thriller album in 1983.

Joined by 11 performers including a horn section, keyboardist, 4 vocalists and an incredible Rock & Soul rhythm section, the show Soultown to Motown recreates a note for note and absolutely live choreographed duplication of these classic tunes, from the early pioneers of Motown, Stax Records, Carolina Beach Music and The Sound of Philadelphia.  Sprinkled throughout the show you will hear the sounds of artists like: Four Tops, Temptations, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Sly and the Family Stone, The Spinners, Earth Wind & Fire, Edwin Starr, Sam & Dave, Carl Carton, Otis Redding, The Delfonics, Marvin Gaye, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Manhattans, Barry White, The Commodores, The Stylistics with many more soulful gems and surprises!  The show touches on the crème de la crème of this vast catalogue from the Doo-Wop sounds of the Flamingos “I only have eyes for you” to very danceable “Ladies Night”  by Kook and the Gang.  With its multimedia video backdrop, Soultown to Motown transcends generations making it one to be loved by all.

On Sale Days/Times:

Academy Member Presale begins Monday, September 11, 2023. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Friday, September 15, 2023. All sales begin at 10 AM EST.

Academy Members Level 5+ Pre-Sale: Monday, September 11, 2023
Academy Members Level 4+ Pre-Sale: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Academy Members Level 3+ Pre-Sale: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Academy Members Level 1+ Pre-Sale: Thursday, September 14, 2023
General Public On-Sale: Friday, September 15, 2023


Standard Seat: $34.00*
Premium Seat: $43.00*
Value Seat: $24.00*
Obstructed Seat: $19.00*
Box Seat: $63.00*
Pit Seat: $53.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Sponsored By:

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National Endowment for the Arts

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

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Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.