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Julius Collins & Tommy Barbarella LIVE at UMBRA
November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until November 16, 2019
Julius Collins is a renowned singer in Minneapolis. Managed by Prince when he first moved to the city from Atlanta, his band Black Julius emerged on the scene with a blend of rock and funk. Next up was the formation of the phenomenal group, Greazy Meal, which was comprised of some of the best musicians in Minneapolis. They packed the local clubs to capacity and formed a following that is still dedicated to the music and energy they created on the scene.
Tommy Barbarella has made his mark behind the scenes composing, touring, recording and performing with Prince, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Art Garfunkel, Ziggy Marley, and Love and Rockets – to name but a few. His first forays into the Minneapolis music scene came at a time when the ‘Minneapolis sound’ was exploding across the international airwaves in the 1980s. In a music club in downtown Minneapolis, he was introduced to mega-producer Jimmy Jam Harris and other members of The Time. This eventually led to a 10-year stint as the keyboardist for Prince and the New Power Generation – a band considered by many to be Prince’s finest line-up. With Prince and the NPG, Tommy toured the world several times over and made numerous TV appearances in the US and Europe.
These events are complimentary and open to the public. Craft cocktails, beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase.