Our area holds many art related events each year but unfortunately, attendance at these performances, shows and festivals does not often reflect the full diversity of western Kentucky. The goal of Essential Vibes is to provide an opportunity for some of our local female performers, who serve a diverse demographic to perform. By bringing them to the Yeiser Art Center organizers hope to share their talents with more of our community.
The event is hosted in partnership with BrightsideBLVD, a creative production company run by Kasper Brightside. He is a Tennessee native that has called Paducah home in recent years. He serves as the primary contact documenting the entire process of planning the event and the event itself.
In partnership with the Yeiser Art Center, this event is another community initiative designed to bring change and add to the rich culture of Paducah. They are excited to host this special night for the community.
Essential Vibes will take place on Saturday, October 27. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7 pm. Local poet, Samuel “Snacks” Hawkins will be the evening’s host. Performers include Amanda Joyce, Ammiel Russell, and Monyette Jihan Bolen and the band #groovelane.
Pre-sale tickets are $10. You can also purchase tickets at the door on the night of the event for $15. A raffle will be held at the end of the night with several items donated by local business partners.
Complimentary food will be provided by Doe's Eat Place, and complimentary wine will be has been donated by Wagner Wine & Spirits. Additional business supporters include Bill's Auto Detail, Paducah Meal Prep, Kentucky BBQ Supply, Socially Present, Palmer & Co. Barbershop, Coldstone Creamery, Harrah's Casino, Wagner Wine & Spirits, Ribbon Chix, Mellow Mushroom, Dry Ground Brewing Co., and Doe's Eat Place.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
TrYbe is a group of individuals from the arts, media, and marketing for artists and local businesses, event marketing and online promotion. Their mission is to celebrate all art forms while building strong relationships with local businesses and community organizations to provide platforms for artists to share and network.
#groovelane is under the direction of Clifton Davis. Clifton is a local musician and a popular contact for other local bands when they need his assistance. #groovelane is a provider of soulful, jazzy sounds in the R&B genre. #groovelane has played at every event that is hosted by TrYbe.
Amanda Joyce, Ammiel Russell, and Monyette Jihan Bolen
Amanda was born and raised in Chicago, but now calls Paducah home. Her interest in the arts began when she was very young. She sang her first solo in church with “The Lord’s Prayer.” She believes that singing allows everyone to be their unique selves. She describes her sound as sensual, emotional, and genuine - it comes from the heart.
Ammiel is from southern Illinois. She too found her interest in the arts develop when she was young when she started paying attention to her dad singing around the house. She loves the emotions evoked by singing and listening to others sing. She loves all genres of music but gravitates towards soul and R&B.
Monyette is from Paducah. As with the other two artist, Monyette’s love of the arts began as a small child. She believe that expression is the most essential aspect of the arts. She describes her music as very eclectic like a melting pot.