FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Friday: 8:30 PM on the Charles Neville Main Stage.
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Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland is an award-winning blues, soul, and Americana singer known for her instantly recognizable and deeply soulful voice. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Copeland made her debut on stage with her famous father at the age of eight. She burst onto the blues and R&B scene with her Alligator Records debut album “Turn The Heat Up” at the young age of 18, instantly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with.

Copeland has performed at numerous clubs, festivals, and concert halls around the world, captivating audiences with her fearlessness, honesty, and humor. Her music connects with listeners on a deeply personal level, delivering each song with unmatched passion. She has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, and Dr. John, and has even performed for U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait.

Beyond her musical accomplishments, Copeland has received critical acclaim from prestigious publications and media outlets. The Wall Street Journal describes her music as a "consequential ride" of "bold and timely blues," while NPR Music praises her punchy defiance and potent conviction. Her songs have been described as resilient pleas for a kinder tomorrow, resonating with audiences worldwide.

In her music, Copeland aims to make the world a better place, particularly for her son. Her albums, including "America's Child," "Uncivil War," and "Done Come Too Far," reflect her commitment to unity and addressing social issues. She seeks to put the "United" back into the United States through her powerful music.

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The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival takes place on July 20th – 22nd, 2023 in the streets surrounding Stearns Square.

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This festival is produced by Blues To Green, a nonprofit organization that harnesses music and the arts to celebrate community and culture, build shared purpose, and catalyze social and environmental change.
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