First Things

Something Soulful

Baritone Will Downing to perform
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R&B artist Will Downing will bring his sophisticated soul music to the State Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 18.

R&B artist Will Downing, whose career spans more than 34 years and 24 albums, will bring his sophisticated soul music to the State Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 18.

Downing is known for interpretations of R&B classics like "I Go Crazy," "Wishing on a Star" and "I Try," original hits "A Million Ways" and "Sorry I," and his duet with Rachelle Ferrell, "Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This." His latest CD, The Song Garden, was released in January. Downing is also the host of a weekly radio show called The Wind Down.

Detroit native and jazz saxophonist Yancyy will open for Downing.

Tickets are $25–$60 and available at kazoostate.com or the theater's box office, 404 S. Burdick St. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required for entry.