On Saturday June 25, 2022, Guelph Black Heritage Society presented “A Guelph Tribute to the Music of MOTOWN at Royal City Church. As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century. Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Lionel Richie & the Commodores; their music communicated and brought together a racially divided country and segregated society, as well as around the world, touching all people of all ages and races.
The tribute featured performances by D’Eve Archer, Rufus John, Geordie Gordon, Carey West, Savannah Clarke, Nicolette Hoang, Andrew Craig and Verese Vassell-Bowen. This talented group of musicians will be backed by the House Band led by Artistic Director Nathan Lawr.