Envision18 free concert Saturday in Bermuda Run

Published 9:16 am Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Bermuda Run and the Davie County Arts Council have partnered to bring back the free Summer Concert Series starting on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. with the high energy group called “Envision18” which have a reputation in the Southeast to be a dynamic vocal group.

Founded in 1997 by Michael Thomas, Envision18 also consists of four female vocalists – Sylvania Wilder, Michelle Scales, Iris Daye and Charlene Legette. The vocal group is backed by a rhythm section including Leroy Roberson (musical director) on bass, Herb Stephens on guitar, Vincent Crenshaw on keyboards and Matthew Parrish on drums.  The horn section consists of C. Michael Hinson (trombone), James Armstrong (trumpet) and Chris Evernham (saxophone).

The show covers hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, up to contemporary sounds. Although a party band, the repertoire encompasses a musical styles including R&B, Beach, Motown/Oldies, Pop, Dance, Funk,  Jazz.

ENVISION18 has performed as opening act for national artists, ranging from actress and American Idol alum, Jordin Sparks and The S.O.S. Band – to R&B sensations Kem and Marsha Ambrosius. The group has opened for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Sky Show.  Most recently, the group opened for nationally acclaimed author-comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey.

The concert will be at Town Center at the end of Kinderton Boulevard (off US 158).  Remember to take a lawn chair, and if you wish a picnic/cooler to enjoy the concert.  A rain date is planned as a back-up on Sunday, Aug. 8.

Check the Arts Council’s Facebook site for updates.