Brooklyn, NY
Within the first minute of his set, Charles Bradley, alongside his six-piece band, will grab you by the collar and take you on a trip back to the 1960s with an incredible synergy of American funk and soul that can only be described as “marvelously dominant.” Originally known as the James Brown impersonator “Black Velvet,” he was discovered playing at local clubs in Brooklyn, New York. Earning incredible appraisal for his debut album in 2011, Bradley has continued his immense success as a musician with two more triumphant records.

Comparing his studio albums to his live shows is difficult; you just can’t do it. With his nonstop energy on stage, powerfully booming vocals, and a beautiful barrage of brass-led instruments, Bradley’s become world-renowned for his performances. Running off the success of his most recent album Changes, featuring the chilling cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes," Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires are going to put on one of the most memorable shows of the festival.
set details
Friday, July 7 at 7:00 pm on Hy-Vee Mainstage