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Lettuce (Photo by Jay Sansone/Human Being Media; courtesy of Artpark & Company)
Lettuce (Photo by Jay Sansone/Human Being Media; courtesy of Artpark & Company)

Lettuce to perform at Artpark on July 14

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Tue, Jun 8th 2021 12:30 pm

Part of ‘Coors Light Concerts’ series

√ Tickets on sale at noon Friday, June 11

Lettuce will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. The concert is part of the “Coors Light Concerts” series.

Lettuce both feed the rich history of funk and also combine it with strains of hip-hop, rock, psychedelia, jazz, soul and go-go. The Grammy Award-nominated six-piece – Adam Deitch (drums, percussion, arrangement), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (bass), Ryan Zoidis (alto, baritone, tenor sax, Korg X-911), Eric “Benny” Bloom (trumpet, horns) and Nigel Hall (vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, clavinet, keyboards) – once again break rules, push boundaries, and uplift on their sixth full-length studio offering, “Resonate” (Round Hill Records).

To date, the group’s discography comprises “Outta Here” (2002), “Rage!” (2008), “Fly” (2012), “Crush” (2015), the EP “Mt. Crushmore” (2016), the live album “Witches Stew” (2017) and “Elevate” [2019]. The latter lifted Lettuce to new heights. Notably, it garnered a 2020 Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” and bowed at No. 1 on both the Billboard contemporary jazz albums chart and iTunes top R&B albums chart.

“Elevate” also soared to the Top 15 on the Billboard jazz albums, R&B album sales and “Heatseekers” charts. Not to mention, it put up 3 million streams within six months, and simultaneously received acclaim from national media outlets.

Throughout 2019, Lettuce siphoned all of this energy back into the studio. Written and recorded during the same Colorado Sound sessions that spawned “Elevate,” the band brought “Resonate” to life alongside iconic producer and engineer Russ Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu). Lettuce introduces this chapter with the first single “Checker Wrecker” featuring Washington, D.C., go-go music legends Big Tony Fisher of Trouble Funk and Tyrone “Jungle Boogie” Williams of Rare Essence.

Tickets for Artpark go on sale at noon Friday, June 11, and cost $30 for general admission (standing-room-only). Prices include facility fee; additional fees apply for online orders. Ticket fee increases by $5 starting Sunday, July 11. Purchase online at ticketmaster.com only. The Artpark box office remains closed for in-person purchases.

A press release stated, “Artpark is committed to keeping all visitors, employees and artists safe and continues to work closely with New York state officials to revise and implement health and safety protocols. At this time, all activities are subject to New York state COVID-19 guidelines. For details, please visit here. As official local health guidelines evolve regarding COVID-19 safety protocols, Artpark may shift seating configurations and increase capacity.”

Visit artpark.net for more information.

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