For Immediate Release
Local Press Contact:
Rachel Preisel
Flint Institute of Music
810-237-5131 | rpreisel@thefim.org

Dionanda Tillman
Flint Institute of Music
810-237-3112 | dtillman@thefim.org
DATE: Thursday, September 2, 2021
TIME: 8 pm
TICKETS: $47.50 - $98.50 *(Tickets on sale July 9 at Noon)
FLINT, Mich. - Kick off Labor Day Weekend with Kool & the Gang at The Capitol Theatre on September 2, 2021. The show begins at 8 pm and tickets range from $47.50 - $98.50. Tickets go on sale July 9 at Noon.
 
Kool & the Gang, officially launched in 1969, after performing for five years under various band titles, has influenced the music of three generations and, at the age of 52, the band has become true recording industry legends.
 
Thanks to iconic songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness, and Open
Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.
 
From Nairobi to Newark, Kool & the Gang has performed continuously longer than any R&B group in history and their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled R&B band of all time. A reviewer recently called their performance “a 24-karat show” and every year, even after a half-century on the road, yields a non-stop schedule of shows across the globe.
The heavily-in-demand band has continued to tour the world, appearing most recently alongside Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, The Roots, and a 50-city tour with the legendary rock band, Van Halen.
 
Today, the group enjoys global fame and recognition and a following that spans generations due in part to the group's widely sampled catalog. Kool & the Gang’s drum beats, bass, guitar, and signature horn lines lace the tracks of numerous artists including the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and P. Diddy. Kool & the Gang is the most sampled band in hip-hop by far. Their music is also featured on the soundtracks for Rocky, Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Wreck-It Ralph, and countless others.
 
More new music is due out in Summer 2021.
A full schedule of upcoming events at The Capitol Theatre as well as tickets can be found at www.capitoltheatreflint.com
The Capitol Theatre, a faithfully restored 1,575 seat historic theatre in Downtown Flint, provides an iconic atmosphere for a weekly line-up of concerts and movies. The Capitol Theatre is operated by the Flint Institute of Music as one of its five distinctive performing arts venues, alongside; the Whiting Auditorium, Elgood Theatre, Bower Theater, and MacArthur Recital Hall. FIM programs also include the Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint Repertory Theatre, Music Around Town, and Whiting Presents, a seasonal presentation of national and international performing artists. Programming is funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education & Cultural Enrichment Millage. The Flint Institute of Music is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization and equal opportunity employer providing programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or handicap.