The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Presents: BRADD MARQUIS SINGS SAM COOKE

January 17, 2025 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Music of Sam Cooke ND

The Music of Sam Cooke starring Bradd Marquis: A fantastic show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke. A rip-roaring soulful performance brought to you alongside a live band. Sam Cooke became the most important Soul singer in history. He was also the inventor of soul music and the most popular and beloved performer of his time. Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. Sam Cooke appealed to everyone. He pioneered soul by melding elements of R&B, Gospel, and Pop into a new and still coalescing sound. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. They popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.


Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre