Reggae-Pop Legends UB40 to Perform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center July 11
JUST ADDED: Reggae-Pop Legends UB40 to Perform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center July 11, 2023
The Nashville Symphony has announced a concert with reggae-pop legends UB40. The performance takes place Tuesday, July 11, and tickets are available now at nashvillesymphony.org/ub40.
Making their Schermerhorn debut, UB40 celebrates 45 years of smooth reggae-pop sounds with a set jam-packed with fan favorites including “Kingston Town,” “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You,” “Food For Thought,” and, of course, “Red Red Wine.” With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, UB40 is the most decorated and successful reggae group of all time. Opening for UB40 is the San Diego-based reggae outfit Big Mountain.
The Nashville Symphony will not be performing as part of this presentation.
About the Nashville Symphony: The Nashville Symphony has been the primary ambassador for classical music in Music City since 1946. Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the ensemble is internationally acclaimed for its focus on contemporary American orchestral music through collaborations with composers including Jennifer Higdon, Terry Riley, Joan Tower and Aaron Jay Kernis; commissioning and recording projects with Nashville-based artists including Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Ben Folds and Victor Wooten; and for its 14 GRAMMY® Awards. In addition to the classical season, the orchestra performs concerts in a wide range of genres, from pops to live-to-film movie scores, family-focused presentations, holiday events, jazz and cabaret evenings, and more.
An established leader in the Nashville and regional arts and cultural communities, the Symphony spearheads groundbreaking community partnerships and initiatives, notably, Violins of Hope Nashville, which engaged tens of thousands of Middle Tennesseans through concerts, exhibits, lectures by spotlighting a historic collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Similarly, this spring, the Nashville Symphony presents the world premiere of an epic opera commissioned from Hannibal Lokumbe, The Jonah People: A Legacy of Struggle and Triumph. Retracing his family’s ancestry and journey from slavery to the present day, Hannibal’s story celebrates the spirit of those who endured and thrived to become Black visionaries and world changers. More at nashvillesymphony.org.
In addition to support from Metro Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Symphony is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Nashville Symphony is also supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.