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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Sacred steel ensemble to headline this week’s Sunset Songs concert in Ocala

The City of Ocala’s new concert series featuring local and regional artists will continue this week with a performance from The Lee Boys. 

Hosted by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, the Sunset Songs Series will feature artists playing original music ranging from funk to blues, reggae, and country. The concerts will be held once a month, January through May, on Wednesday nights at the Downtown Square located at 1 SE Broadway Street in Ocala.

Sunset Songs Series The Lee Boys
Sacred steel ensemble The Lee Boys will perform at the Downtown Square (1 SE Broadway Street in Ocala) on February 7, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This month’s concert will be held on Wednesday, February 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it will feature The Lee Boys. They are considered one of America’s finest African American sacred steel ensembles.

“Sacred steel” is described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat, and the genre is infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, and more.

The Lee Boys is a family group that consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee (vocals), and Keith Lee (vocals), along with their nephews, Alvin Cordy, Jr. (7-string bass), Earl Walker (drums), and Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel). They will be joined by Brian Byrd, a talented pedal steel player from Sarasota.

To learn more about The Lee Boys, visit their website, or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

Upcoming artists in the Sunset Songs concert series include reggae band Propaganjah (March 20) and country duo Martin & Kelly (April 24).

All concerts in the Sunset Songs Series will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Square. There is no cost to attend, and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

For more information, visit the City of Ocala’s Sunset Songs Series webpage.