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Boney James

The City of Akron presents A Lock 3 Extra Inside the Civic!

 

Boney James

The City of Akron presents A Lock 3 Extra Inside the Civic!
Friday Jul. 22, 2022 at 8:00pm
Akron Civic Theatre

Boney James’ personal relationship with music has never been anything but solid. Picking up the sax at age 10 in his native New Rochelle, New York, “I immediately loved it, and it pretty quickly became my favorite hobby.”  

By the time he entered his teens, James was already gigging with bands, and he turned pro at 19. He apprenticed as a sideman for artists like Morris Day and the Isley Brothers, touring and doing sessions for seven years before cutting his first solo album in 1992. The independently released Trust led immediately to a major label deal and a string of increasingly successful recordings and nonstop touring.   

Now a four-time GRAMMY nominee with four RIAA Gold records and career sales topping three million units, James continues to defy genres; A two-time NAACP Award nominee, a Soul Train Award winner and named one of the Top 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade.  

The Akron Civic Theatre thanks these
foundations and corporations for their support:

Knight Foundation
GAR
PNC Bank
Akron Community Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Peg's Foundation
Corbin Foundation
Lehner Family Foundation
Thomas & Lisa Mandel Family Fund
Akron Civic Commons
Huntington National Bank
City of Akron
Welty
County of Summit
ICF Foundation
Orr Family Foundation
Thomarios
Akron Civic Theatre Women's Guild
DFA
Knox Marketing
Sisler McFawn Foundation
Ohio & Erie Canalway
Synthomer Foundation
Burton D Morgan Foundation
Dominion Energy
M G O'Neil Foundation
Wayside
Roetzel
GPD Group
Printing Concepts
Vorys
Calhoun Charitable Trust
Akron Childrens Hospital
Greer Family Foundation
GOLO
Harwick Standard
Steere Enterprises
Hilton Garden Inn
Northern Ohio Golf Charities
Sattler Machine Products
The Berroteran Group
Cohen & Company
DAP
Ernst & Young
Feth Family Foundation
Fifth Third
Malco Products
Maynard Family Foundation
McAfee Tool and Die
Metis Construction Services
Metro RTA Akron
Nova Title Agency
Oriana House
Rubber City Arches - McDonald's
S.A. Comunale
Stifel
Summa Health
SummaCare
The University of Akron
Wichert Insurance
Fed Ex Custom Critical
Stage Left
Summerville
Gay Community
Acme Fresh Market