“A Motown Christmas” starring the Motown Experience kicks off the Holiday Season with a family-oriented spectacular, Friday, December 9 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale on sale Thursday, July 21 at 10 AM.
The Motown Experience is a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of three of Motown’s most legendary groups: The Temptations, The Miracles, and The Contours. A Motown Christmas is a powerful show combining Motown’s greatest hits and everyone’s favorite holiday classics. The show features the trademark dazzling choreography, and unforgettable harmonies all performed in that memorable, soulful Motown style.
This is the group’s second visit to Joliet and is part of the group’s annual Holiday tour that includes performances in Indiana, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Pennsylvania among others.
Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and 14 Billboard R&B number-one singles. Their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. Like its “sister” female group, the Supremes, the Temptations’ singer lineup has changed frequently over the years.
The Miracles have charted over 50 Billboard hit singles between 1959 and 1978, including 26 Top Ten Billboard R&B Hits, with four R&B # 1’s. Sixteen of their songs reached the Top Twenty of the Billboard Hot 100, with seven songs reaching the Top Ten, and two, 1970’s “The Tears of A Clown” and 1975’s “Love Machine”, reaching number one, with a third song, “Shop Around”, reaching #1 on the Cash Box magazine Top 100 pop chart .*
Formed in 1962, The Capitols went directly to the front of the R&B and Soul sounds with “Cool Jerk”. Issued on Karen Records in the spring of 1966, “Cool Jerk” cracked the pop Top Ten and hit number two on the R&B charts, and has made many best-of lists, including “100 Greatest Rock Bass Performances” (#70) and “VH1’s 100 Greatest Dance Songs” (#48).