Friday July 15th, 8:30pm

With Chic ft. Nile Rodgers


If you’d ever hoped and wondered whether Halifax has the embodiment of a Chaka Khan, say, with a little Aretha vibe and some Mary J. Blige sass—Asia & Nu Gruv is the band for you. As led by the dynamic entertainment machine Asia (also known as Vanessa Parsons Smith), Nu Gruv’s eight (and up to ten!) members offer up tight, energetic R&B (of the old- and new-school varieties), soul, Motown, and funky blues. “All over the world, we hear this music, sing it, and feel it every day on the radio, on television, at the movies, in our MP3 players and in our hearts, minds and homes,” says Parsons Smith. “In bringing these songs to life again, be sure that the band will leave the crowd smiling, singing and dancing.”