Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Cape May Summer Concert Series

Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

8pm - Cape May Convention Hall

When looking for the perfect presentation of the Motown sound and style, few fit the bill as well as Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. It was 1963 when they moved from being Marvin Gaye's original backup singers ('Stubborn Kind of Fellow,' 'Pride & Joy,' 'Hitch Hike') to stars in their own right with the trifecta of 'Come and Get These Memories,' 'Heat Wave,' and 'Quicksand.' Over the next decade, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas would be a consistent presence on the music charts, as well as on television and top venues across the US and abroad.

With the unmistakable voice that helped define 'the sound of young America,' Reeves reigns as one of music's most beloved and acclaimed female singers. As one reviewer recently exclaimed, 'Martha Reeves is the ultimate Motown diva with soul flowing from the tips of her toes to the last hair on her head. They don't make ‘em like that anymore.' Reeves and her Vandellas - her sisters, Lois (who joined the group in 1967) and Delphine (who came aboard in 1980) - remain in high demand, heating up clubs, casinos, concert stages, colleges and music festivals across the globe.

Their hits are a thing of legend: In addition to the aforementioned, they include the gospel-tinged 'Nowhere to Run,' the classic soul favorite 'My Baby Loves Me,' the pop anthem 'Jimmy Mack,' and the signature, 'Dancing In The Street.' While best known for up-tempo, hard driving tunes, Reeves' shows are often highlighted by jazzy renderings of Billie Holiday's 'God Bless The Child,' her driving original blues 'Watch Your Back' (both included in her self-produced CD 'Home to You'), and the perennial showstopper, 'Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things.'

As classics never fade, new and diverse audiences are constantly being introduced to the Martha Reeves songbook.

Upcoming Events

Wed, December 13

Angelus Chorus - 7PM at Cape May Convention Hall

The Chorus is a group of sixty voices and performs sacred and secular music. 

Come out for an evening of wonderful music and singing!

Fri, December 15

Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

Open Skate 4pm-6pm, Teen Skate 6:30pm-8:30pm                     

Sat, December 16

Light Up The Night: A Chanukah Happening!
Saturday, December 16 at 6pm in front of City Centre Mall
421 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ