Win Tickets ($40): Soul’d Out Music Festival Presents Goapele @ Star Theater | w/ Coco Columbia

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Soul’d Out Music Festival Presents Goapele @ Star Theater on April 15. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 13.

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Goapele 11x17Soul’d Out Music Festival Proudly Presents
Goapele w/ Coco Columbia
April 15, 2015
8 p.m. | $20 | 21+
More info:

Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-470

Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the “neo-soul” tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry.

Yet, while the Oakland native and former Berklee College of Music student has continued to grow as artist and live performer in the eleven years since her debut, Goapele is also known as a savvy businesswoman.

Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele’s follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through majors in conjunction with her own independent label Skyblaze. “I like being more hands on when it comes to my music,” Goapele says of the family owned independent label. “Establishing Skyblaze allowed me to have a more direct connection with my business as well as the music.”

While Rolling Stone magazine once called Goapele the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo,” her searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. After taking off six years from recording, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophisticated songs dealing with love, loss and all the life in between.

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9 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Soul’d Out Music Festival Presents Goapele @ Star Theater | w/ Coco Columbia

  1. Damien Bradley April 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    I’ve been in love with the beautiful voice for over 10 years now since I first saw Goapele grace the stage of “Soul Train”. It would be a great honor to see her grace the stage of Star Theater for the Soul’d Out Music Fest!

  2. Lori April 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    yes please, would love to go … found out too late for tix!

  3. Ana April 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    HUGE Goapele fan! I’ve loved her and her music ever since I was a little kid hearing “Closer” on the radio for the first time. Her being from the Bay Area makes me even more proud of being from The Bay! I love when a little piece of home comes out to Portland, especially Goapele. She is the true definition of beauty, musically and physically….and it would be amazing to see and her live!

  4. Andria April 11, 2015 at 12:03 am #

    I would love to see Goapele live. Her song Closer has been my theme song ever since I heard it. Its also nice to support an artist from my hometown, Oakland CA.

  5. Jewel April 11, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    I, and many in Portland, are starving for this kind of music.

  6. Cameron April 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

    Visiting Portland (from Virginia) with my girlfriend and rented a condo downtown for 10 days. Here thru the 22nd, would be really cool to check this out. I had saw it back when we booked for our stay and didn’t think getting tickets would be too hard once we got here. Guess i was wrong! :/

  7. Bola Majek April 12, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    Love me Right by choosing me! I’m a vegan, but would drink/eat Milk and Honey to get Closer to Goapele for free. I’ll bring you Chocolate if I find Victory related to this request, Got it? Ttyl -Bola

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