Fans of vintage American rock and the classic rhythm and blues are in for a treat at Roanoke Island Festival Park this week, as AT&T State University presents their production of the music revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe live on stage for three nights.
AT&T State University returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park on July 17, 18 and 19 with the production Smokey Joe’s Café at 7:00 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre.
Tickets are $10 adults and 6-12 years old- $5. 5 and under are free. They may be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center or the night of the event.
Smokey Joe’s Cafe is a musical revue showcasing some of Americans most popular pop standards, including rock and roll, and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. They not only found the sweet spot between smooth pop and raw blues, they also were among the first songwriters to produce their own songs.
Great songs like “On Broadway” Spanish Harlem” Kansas City” and “You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog” comes to life in exciting dance numbers and wonderful singing.
The Original Broadway cast recording, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: the Songs of Leiber and Stoller” won a Grammy award in 1996.
Smokey Joe’s Café leads the audience on a musical journey and transforms classic pop music from the 50’s and 60’s into compelling musical theatre.