Respect! - The Ladies of Vintage Soul
This is a past event. Saturday, March 2 at 9:00pm 1:30am
Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge 4830 N.E. 42nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218
Kick off Women’s History Month with the eighth annual celebration of the ladies of vintage soul and rhythm and blues, featuring records from the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s - rarities with some familiar favorites mixed in. A portion of the profits will be donated to Higher Heights, a nonprofit dedicated to both harnessing the voting power of Black women as well as getting Black women elected into public office.
In honor of the recently departed Queen of Soul, from this year forward, this annual soul tribute will forever be titled Respect. This year will also welcome back a very special guest DJ, Wam Bam Ashleyanne from Oakland. Ashleyanne was the guest DJ at the very first Portland-located tribute to the ladies of soul, and Respect is thrilled to bring her back for this very special, magic eight-year edition.
So dust off your soul shoes and get ready to dance to the likes of Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Carla Thomas, Irma Thomas, LaVern Baker, Big Mama Thornton, The Vandellas, the Marvelettes, Gladys Knight, the Betties (Betty Wright, Betty Harris, Betty Everett, Betty Lavette, etc.), the Barbaras (Barbara Acklin, Barbara Lynn, Barbara Mason, etc.) and so many more.
Presented by Sugar Town. Sugar Town is a party for people of the LGBTQ community and the people who love them.
Sugar Town was designed to be a place of positivity where to love & support each other. It's a place to recharge, build bridges and draw strength from the community. And finally, an opportunity to create awareness of various issues and community needs while having a good time.