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Kick Off Your Weekend with a Performance by Songwriting Legend, Dan Penn

Zeeland Street Market is pleased to welcome Dan Penn to the stage on Friday, August 16th!

Dan Penn helped shape the development of southern soul music with his legendary songwriting, musicianship, and production. A native of Vernon, Alabama, Penn moved to the Florence/Muscle Shoals area while still a teenager and assumed the role of lead vocalist in a local group calling itself the Mark V Combo. When asked what kind of music they played, Penn replies, R&B, man.

It was around this time that he penned his first chart record, Conway Twitty's Is a Bluebird Blue. During the early 60s, Penn began working with Rick Hall at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, first as a songwriter, and then as an artist under the names Lonnie Ray, Danny Lee, and finally Dan Penn. Penn’s early co-writing collaborations with Spooner Oldham included I’m Your Puppet, which became a hit in 1965 for James & Bobby Purify, and Out of Left Field, and It Tears Me Up, performed so memorably by Percy Sledge. He also co-wrote hits for Joe Simon, Jimmy Hughes, and Wilson Pickett.

Some of Dan’s latest productions have been Greg Trooper and The Hacienda Brothers. His most recent one is Julian Dawson’s Deep Rain due to be released on September 08. He is currently playing live shows with the great Memphis keyboard man Bobby Emmons. Now, you can witness his talent live!

Regular seats for the performance are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. There are also VIP Seats available for $55 in advance. Don’t miss out on the chance to see Dan Penn!

It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But The Palms at Juban Lakes Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana believes it is important to not only stay active in your community but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, August 16, 2019—7:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Zeeland Street Market
2031 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

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