Blind Boys of Alabama

Blind Boys of Alabama

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Bluesfest Tours


Witness the living legends of gospel music.

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognised worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five GRAMMY® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career spanning over 70 years.

Known for transcending musical boundaries, their remarkable interpretations resonate with a power that’s unmistakably their own. From timeless gospel favourites to the spiritual and contemporary works of songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince, and Tom Waits, experience soul-stirring harmonies and ‘gutsy improvisations that leap heavenward’ (The New York Times). Having collaborated with luminaries including Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and many more, their electrifying performances have graced some of the most iconic stages on television, from The Tonight Show to The Colbert Report. In this joyous and uplifting occasion befitting of Melbourne Recital Centre’s 15th birthday celebrations, witness what critics have lauded as an experience ‘that reaches across decades, belief systems and genres’ (Relix).

Praise for Blind Boys of Alabama

‘They are, simply put, national treasures.’ – Garden & Gun

‘Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience…the best moments come when the group join forces for stirring harmonies.’ – The Washington Post

‘Their sound remains rich and timeless…’ – The New York Times

With Special Guest

Blind Boys of Alabama will be supported by Kee’ahn.

Caring for Our Community

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Artists & Set Times


Blind Boys of Alabama
Kee’ahn support

Set Times

7.30pm – 8pm: Kee’ahn
8pm – 8.30pm: Interval
8.30pm – 9.45pm: Blind Boys of Alabama

Experience Guide

See.png See one of the world’s greatest gospel groups perform live.

Hear.png Hear soul-stirring harmonies and gutsy improvisations.

Think.png Think about The Blind Boys’ remarkable career and their unwavering passion in sharing the power of gospel music with listeners.

Feel.png Feel uplifted by this spiritual and soul-enriching performance.  


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