Long Center for the Performing Arts - Mars Theatre
111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN 47901
Box Office opens at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Show time: 7:30 PM
Masks are suggested to enter the building.
Per CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated then you are not required to wear a mask. Otherwise, wear your personal mask. Masks may be removed for drinking or eating in your theater seat.
Hand sanitation stations in the lobby.
Increased cleaning protocols. Limited restroom access. Limited concessions.
Practice social distancing at all times. Stay home if you are feeling sick.
The Long Center Concessions serves beer, wine, and select mixed drinks plus snacks and candies.
*Please note the Long Center is a historic venue. There is no elevator to the balcony section.*
Over the past four decades, Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots, blues, soul and R&B, with five Grammy wins, 20 acclaimed studio albums and a bundle of live albums that punctuate the Blues Hall of Famer’s career. On That’s What I Heard, Robert celebrates the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside four newly written songs.
Listen to the first single “Anything You Want” (by Robert Cray), available now on all streaming services.
Cray and Jordan go way back, having met during the making of the Chuck Berry documentary Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll, in 1987. They started working together in 1999, when Jordan produced the Grammy-winning Take Your Shoes Off, and the recent Grammy-nominated LP, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm. That’s What I Heard is their sixth album. “Once you start working with Steve, it’s kind of hard to get away from him,” said Robert.
The music on That’s What I Heard falls into two camps, the sweet and the funky. Of the former, “You’re the One” comes from the Bobby “Blue” Bland songbook. “There’s this thing where I feel you kind of gotta get out of your own head when you're covering one of your heroes,” Cray explained. “Bobby’s one of those. You just let yourself go, and do the song because you love it.”
Robert’s band features Richard Cousins (bass), Dover Weinberg (keyboards), Terence F. Clark (drums), and Steve Jordan (drums, percussion).