As we all continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 summer performing arts events, including all ticketed concerts, Fireworks Shows, and our Wine & Jazz Festival.
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Open Air Theatre
Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission
Tickets limited. Sell out likely
Please note: This performance, originally scheduled for June 2020, has been rescheduled as part of our 2021 summer series. More details and ticketing information will be available in spring 2021.
Over the years, Keb' Mo' has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. With 14 albums, he has garnered five Grammy Awards and 12 Grammy nominations, in addition to 14 Blues Foundation Awards and six BMI Awards for his work in television and film. Over the past two decades, Mo' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.
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In 2019, 25 years after the release of his debut album, the widely admired Keb' Mo' released his most recent album, Oklahoma, winning him a 2020 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. Featuring cameos from Taj Mahal, Rosanne Cash, Robert Randolph, Jaci Velasquez, and Keb' Mo's wife, Robbie Brooks Moore, Mo' delivers topics such as immigration, depression, pollution, love, and female empowerment.
In 2017, Mo' released TajMo, a collaborative album with the legendary Taj Mahal. The project, which won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright, and Bonnie Raitt. At the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, Mo', alongside Blues Hall of Famer Mahal, was awarded Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for TajMo. Mo' also took home the title of Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year. The multi-generational duo went on to tour the US and Europe in support of their album.
Mo's list of artist collaborations include Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, India Arie, and many more. His guitar playing has garnered him two invites to Eric Clapton’s acclaimed Crossroads Festival and has inspired Gibson Brands to issue the Keb' Mo' Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars, and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb' Mo' Limited Edition Signature model.
Mo' has been featured on screen, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary Can't You Hear The Wind Howl, appearing three times on the television series Touched By An Angel, and becoming the ghostly bluesman Possum in John Sayles' 2007 movie, Honeydripper. Mo' created Martha's Theme for the television show Martha Stewart Living, as well as wrote and performed the theme song for the hit sitcom Mike & Molly and served as music composer for TNT'S Memphis Beat. In 2017, nine songs from Mo's extensive catalog were featured in the film Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground. This film also served as Mo's first feature film lead acting role. Mo' also appears in an episode on the CMT series Sun Records and can be heard playing his original song Operator. Mo' played his iconic version of America The Beautiful in the series finale of The West Wing, as well as at the White House for President Obama.
Mo' has been a long-time supporter of the Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF), a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through music education. PFCF provides free music education to children in nine countries and has established 12 music schools around the world. PFCF also works with partners to address basic needs in the communities where they teach, including providing education, clean water, food, medicines, clothing, books, and school supplies. Additionally, Mo' is a celebrity mentor with the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts program, which focuses on elementary and middle schools throughout the US. This highly successful program allows each artist to adopt a school and become a mentor, working with teachers, students, parents, and the community to help build a successful arts education program. Mo' enjoys his mentorship at The Johnson School of Excellence in Chicago, Illinois.