Reminders to Rock the House at Heritage Center

Jul 31, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center kicks off season seven of Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with The Reminders on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 8:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Joined onstage by a DJ and dancers, this remarkable musical duo is a creative force weaving a unique mash-up of razor sharp rhymes, soulful vocals, and reggae-tinged hip-hop rhythms.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – The Reminders

WHEN:            Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        Public $14-$20 advance/$19-$25 day of show; Affiliate (including UD Alumni and Military/Veterans) $10-17 advance/$15-$22 day of show, Child/Student $10 advance/$15 day of show

The Reminders are a musical anomaly seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black. Big Samir combines intricate rhythmic beats with a bilingual French-English flow. This is complimented by Aja Black's confident delivery, diverse cadences, and powerhouse vocals.

Releasing their debut album Recollect in 2008 and Born Champions in 2012, the Reminders have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV, and radio appearances. They have shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, and K'naan, and they have established a firm place in today's ever-evolving music scene while paving a path all their own.

The Reminders transcend what is expected. They take their hip hop foundation and move it beyond genre, time, and space to create a global musical experience that speaks with a universal voice.

The Reminders can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package or single tickets can be purchased beginning August 1, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at Normal weekday box office hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. resume Monday, Aug. 19.

This engagement is supported, in part, by the John and Alice Butler Endowment for the Arts.

Heritage Center will host a Season Kick-Off Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the launch of single ticket sales for the 2019-2020 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. CenterStage subscribers and anyone purchasing a ticket at the Farber Box Office that day will receive a $5 voucher redeemable towards lunch or dessert from Magoo’s Pizza’s food truck, CyberCafè, and Mike and Betty’s Ice Cream Shoppe during the event. There is a limit of one voucher per person. There will also be door prizes including a CenterStage Season Ticket Package Grand Prize as well as live entertainment Todd McDonough, a singer/songwriter from Dubuque, with Dayton Olson on harmonica from noon to 1 p.m. on the CyberCafè Knapp Stage.