Fri, Jun 01


Baltimore Center Stage

World Premiere: SOUL the Stax Musical at Baltimore Center Stage

Join Mixolo solos for the world premiere of SOUL the Stax Musical at Baltimore Center Stage, a celebration of the sound of American soul music and the iconic artists that came out of the groundbreaking Memphis-born Stax record label.

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World Premiere: SOUL the Stax Musical at Baltimore Center Stage

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

About The Event

I influence people - hopefully on the positive side.” -- the late Isaac Hayes, recording artist for Stax Records

“When I was a kid, I was following black soul music.” -- Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin).

That was then and it’s coming back now! Join Mixolo solos for the world premiere of SOUL the Stax Musical at Baltimore Center Stage, a celebration of the sound of American soul music and the iconic artists that came out of the groundbreaking Memphis-born Stax record label. See this highly anticipated musical premiere and share the experience with other like-minded theater enthusiasts. No plus-one required.

Whether you miss - or missed - the Rhythm and Blues explosion in the 1960s, you can relive music history and American history in one night, one musical, written by Matthew Benjamin and directed by Baltimore Center Stage former Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. To close out seven transformative years at Baltimore Stage, Kwei- Armah is returning to the U.S. for this ambitious Baltimore Center Stage production after recently assuming the role of Artistic Director at Young Vic Theater in his native London.

The performance is filled with timeless hits, but also provides a thoughtful examination of the endearing and lasting sound of this original record label and its impact as a uniting force for many during the turbulent 1960s. Stax artists like Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T & The MG's, Rufus & Carla Thomas, David Porter, Wilson Pickett, Johnnie Taylor, and Eddie Floyd have all influenced a multitude of music genres, from rock, to pop, to the “retro” or neo-soul movement today.

The list of accomplished music artists who pay tribute to the Stax legends is stellar, international and multi-generational across genres. Their songs have been re-re-re-released, covered, sampled and "memed."

Record albums are making a comeback. Now, so are the hits for all to enjoy - again.

If you’re kicking yourself for missing Kwei-Armah’s masterpiece, Marley, a musical based on the life of the legendary Bob Marley which went on to critical acclaim on the London Stage, stop that and do this. If you saw Marley, then come out again as Kwei-Armah solidifies his legacy of memorable performances with this musical tour de force featuring American soul music.


What's included in my ticket price?

You'll gain admission to the 8:00PM performance of SOUL the Stax Musical and enjoy seats set aside for Mixolo members.

Pre-performance, starting at 6:30PM, you may elect to participate in a guided tour behind-the-scenes tour.

After the tour, at 7:15PM, we'll have a meet and greet in the recently re-imagined bar and cafe in Maryland's designated "state theater" and Baltimore's largest professional producing theater.

Baltimore Center Stage partners with the notable Atwater's restaurant and caterer to provide high quality pre-performance boxed light meals. Meals and beverages are self-pay. You may make a reservation for your meal on our order form for best results. Meals are priced between $10 and $15. We cannot guarantee your specific meal choice.

Is this event restricted to Mixolo early adopter members and interested event hosts?

In order to attend this Mixolo-sponsored event, we ask that you register with Mixolo in mind as a social network that you will consider joining. We are a network of solo adults pursuing the things we love to do and sharing enriching experiences with other like-minded adults.

Tickets to this performance are open to the public on the Baltimore Center Stage website at various price points.

Tickets for this Mixolo experience at the theater are only available here and on

How do I become a member and attend this event with Mixolo?

Membership is free. Mixolo will soon debut a multi-platform app. We do not yet have a formal login and profile option on our current pre-app Web/Mobile site. When you register for this event, we will ask for basic identifying information that will automatically qualify you as an early adopter member and subscriber.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The minimum age for this event will be 18. Please be prepared to present your state ID or driver’s license upon request. Alcoholic beverages will be made available only to members 21 and older.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

On-street parking is available. The Baltimore Sun Parking Garage, located at 601 N. Calvert Street, is diagonally across from the theater at Monument and Calvert Streets.

If you are parking in the Baltimore Sun Garage, you can pay via credit card at the pay station in the garage lobby or at the in-lane pay station as you exit. Baltimore Center Stage is unable to validate parking tickets.

Full parking details and transportation options are available at Baltimore Center Stage.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us at with any questions.

How will cancellations be handled?

Mixolo will be required to make advance payments for this type of event. Cancellations may be made for a full refund only up to 7 days before the event. Purchases are non-refundable 7 days before the event.

Is there a dress code?

No formal dress code, however, we ask that you consider business casual for this event.

Important Notice:

Photos may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials. Mixolo is a real-life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community. Your registration and attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.





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