8:00 PM, doors at 7:30PM
“Niki J Crawford sings gospel-rooted soul pop with the comfortable Afrocentricity of a kid who grew up on Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions” and the streetwise authenticity of Lauryn Hill…Crawford reminds us that we are all unified, and should be rising together, with a little help from the super natural.” — B.S. Eliot, Tucson Weekly
Niki J. Crawford and her band bring the heat with a high-energy soul get-down. Niki is a recording artist and songwriter from the small country town of Springhill, Louisiana with a powerful, unforgettable and melodic voice. From her roots as the soloist in her church choir, she has become an unstoppable musical force, performing on Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live and lighting up festival stages across the world, including Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Montreal Jazz, High Sierra and Jam Cruise.
Niki and the band members have shared the stage and have played with Carlos Santana, Snoop Dogg, Al Green, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Aaron Neville, Macy Grey, Booker T. Jones, The Roots, Chicano Batman, Galactic and Orgone.
A multi-talented artist, Niki J. Crawford not only sings but is also a talented and growing actress. She just finished shooting “Mr. Sophistication,” in which she plays a popstar alongside Tatum O’ Neal, Harry Lenix and Rick Fox. Niki can also be seen in Taylor Hackford’s “Love Ranch,” with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, and alongside Ginnifer Goodwin and Kevin Connolly in the hit comedy, “He’s Just Not That Into You.”