Motown Friday

Published 7:12 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Vocalist Karen Johnson will bring the “sounds of Motown” to the Gazebo Stage Friday at 8 p.m.

Johnson, a Portsmouth native who grew up in Chesapeake, majored in music at Elizabeth City State University. She has performed in a wide range of genres ranging from classical to gospel, and for Friday’s performance will focus on rhythm and blues. Johnson performs with a keyboard accompanist.

Johnson’s performance is part of the Summer Concert Series, which is sponsored by The Smithfield Times and the Isle of Wight Arts League.

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Next week’s concert will feature singer/songwriter Angela Easterling of South Carolina.