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Andra Day to Appear as Special Guest at "An Evening of Respect" Tribute Concert, Part of Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding This Weekend


September 6, 2016-The Otis Redding Foundation is pleased to announce that the Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Andra Day will be appearing as a special guest at this year's "An Evening of Respect" tribute concert taking place at the Macon City Auditorium on Sunday, September 11. Day, who has performed at the White House and alongside legends such as Stevie Wonder, will be taking the stage to pay tribute to the King of Soul, Otis Redding.

"We've been fans of Andra for quite some time now, she has one of the greatest new voices in R&B and soul," mentioned Karla Redding-Andrews, Otis' daughter and the executive director of the Foundation. "It is truly an honor to have her break from her busy schedule to pay a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t to my father."

Produced by Jampol Artist Management, in association with Jonathan Shank/Red Light Management, and the Otis Redding Foundation, "An Evening of Respect" will also include Indie darlings St. Paul and the Broken Bones paying tribute to their idol, and a Reddings reunion featuring Otis' sons Dexter and Otis III and former bandmate, Mark Lockett. Also set to hit the stage is Macon native and Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie, Stax Records legends Steve Cropper, William Bell and Eddie Floyd, The Rolling Stones' Chuck Leavell and the Otis Redding Foundation DREAM Choir.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Otis Redding Foundation and the DREAM Academy--Georgia's first authentic state-wide arts-integrated public charter school, uniquely designed to educate and empower students to reach their full potential through the blending of music, the arts, and academics. The DREAM Academy's charter petition was unanimously approved last week by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC), and is proposed to open as a K-6 school in August 2017, and expand by a grade level each year until it reaches grade 12. 

Tickets to "An Evening of Respect" are on sale now. There are two levels of VIP tickets available for "An Evening of Respect": The 'Big O' SUPER VIP experience includes premium reserved seating, limited edition event poster, VIP laminate, early entry into the venue, and an invitation to the official after-party at the Armory Ballroom. The 'King of Soul' VIP experience includes premium reserved seating, limited edition event poster, VIP laminate, & early entry into the venue. VIP floor tickets are available by calling call the Otis Redding Foundation at 478-742-5737. General admission tickets are available here. Details are available atwww.otisreddingfoundation.org/EOR