The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience : Starring Carla Cooke

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The Nordlof Center

118 North Main Street

Rockford, IL 61101

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SHOW POSTPONED! Spend an evening with Carla Cooke, daughter of Sam Cooke, as she performs her father’s hit songs as a tribute to his legacy.

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The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience, featuring the soul legend’s daughter—Carla Cooke, has been postponed. Originally scheduled for March 29, 2020, at The Nordlof Center in downtown Rockford, the concert will be rescheduled in the future.

“Due to the current environment surrounding COVID-19, the recommended precautions advised by government officials, and conversations with Ms. Cooke, we have decided to postpone our concert,” said Vince Chiarelli, owner of Vincent Records. “On behalf of both Vincent Records and The Times Productions, we apologize for any inconvenience due to this decision as we prioritize the best interests of our community’s health. In speaking with Ms. Cooke, she is looking forward to her future visit to Rockford, and we will announce our new date in the near future.”

Ticket holders to date may transfer tickets to the rescheduled date or receive a full refund.

Carla Cooke is the youngest daughter of music legend Sam Cooke. She will be performing her father’s hit songs as a tribute to his legacy in a performance that is not to be missed. Cooke will take the audience on a journey through the romance, religion, and history her father’s music has come to embody.

Carla is an accomplished singer in her own right and with influences like her father and other musicians in her family, such as her godfather, Sir Mac Rice, (writer of Cheaper to Keep Her and Mustang Sally) and uncle, LC Cooke, Carla proves the apple does not fall far from the tree. Through raw talent, emotion, beauty, and charisma she carries the Cooke family torch musically into the new millennium. Like her father, Carla crafted her sound in the church. Her style is diverse in Gospel, Christian, R&B, Soul, Pop and the contemporary sound that embraces today’s culture. With a strong vocal range and warm personality, Carla’s stage presence commands the environment wherever she performs.

On her 2010 album release, A Time to Remember, Cooke covers renditions of her father’s hit songs, including A Change Gone Come, Summertime, and Lost and Looking as well as several original compositions which she wrote.

This production is a collaboration between Vincent Records and The Times Productions, and is the third concert produced by this partnership. Last month, Vincent Records and The Times Productions brought John Waite to the Nordlof Center for his first-ever acoustic performance, and earlier this month, they brought America’s #1 Prince Experience Band, The Purple Madness to downtown Rockford as well. Vincent Records is owned by local musician Vince Chiarelli. The Times Productions is owned by local business owner Peter Provenzano.

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The Nordlof Center

118 North Main Street

Rockford, IL 61101

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