Sheila E to perform charity concert benefiting the Akron Urban League.

Concert will be hosted by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

World renowned, multi-talented musician, Sheila E. will perform a benefit concert to support the Akron Urban League on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. The event will be the first in a series of three day events which will serve as the kickoff to the Urban League’s 3 year sustainability campaign. As the agency approaches its 100th anniversary, the campaign will aim to ensure the organization’s future presence and growth in Summit County.

With a career spanning over thirty years, Sheila E. has carved a name for herself as one of the world’s most gifted and iconic percussionists, having collaborated with numerous talents such as George Duke, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Estefan and Prince. In recent years, Sheila E. has served as drummer of Ringo Starr’s All Star Band and musical director for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce’ Knowles, and Prince.  Her producing, arranging, and performance talents have been showcased on the Latin Grammy Awards, Summer Olympics, WOW Awards, ALMA’s, The Image Awards and the Academy Awards. Sheila was nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Music Direction” in recognition for her leadership as musical director for President Obama’s Performance at The White House: Fiesta Latina.

“Sheila E’s is an extraordinary performer and producer. We are excited to welcome her to Summit County and we’re sure that she will put on an amazing performance. I would also like to thank Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park and its President, Mark Birtha, for their generosity in hosting this event and their donation of all ticket proceeds to support the Akron Urban League”, says Urban League President & CEO, Dr. Sadie M. Winlock.

Tickets to the Sheila E. performance are currently on sale at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Rocksino Box Office located next to Hard Rock Live. Ticket prices are $95.00 / $75.00 / $55.00. Doors for the show will open at 6.30 pm and the show will begin at 7:30 pm.  The event is 21 and over and large purses and backpacks will not be permitted.

For a limited time only, guests may purchase ticket packages to the entire Urban League Sustainability Campaign Kickoff Weekend, which includes a mid-tier ticket to the Sheila E benefit concert, one ticket to the Urban League’s 93rd Annual Gala and Academy of Leader’s Induction Ceremony on Friday, August 17, 2018 featuring entertainment by Eddie Levert & the Eddie Levert Review and one ticket to the Urban Gospel Concert hosted by The House of the Lord Church featuring entertainment by Geoffrey Golden. Ticket packages are priced at $200.00 per person and can be purchased at www.akronurbanleague.org until June 30, 2018. Further details regarding the 93rd Annual Gala, the Urban League Sustainability Campaign and the Urban Gospel Concert will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Questions regarding the Urban League’s sustainability campaign kickoff events can be directed to (234)542-4136.

The Akron Urban League, an affiliate of the National Urban League, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, located in Akron, Oh. that empowers individuals to earn financial self-sufficiency through transformative programs in the areas of education, employment and entrepreneurship. For more information, visit akronurbanleague.org.

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