Festival Archives - Out! Raleigh 2012
Who’s Bad in Concert at OutRaleigh 2012
Michael Jackson Tribute Band Performs Free Show
RALEIGH, N.C., (March 22, 2012) — Who’s Bad, a globally-known Michael Jackson tribute band, will be performing at the OutRaleigh Festival (www.outraleigh.org) on Saturday, May 5, 2012. OutRaleigh is a program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh. The free concert will begin at 6 p.m. on the main stage at City Plaza in downtown Raleigh, N.C.
Who’s Bad (www.whosbadmusic.com) is the only tribute band that was created before Michael Jackson’s passing. Native to North Carolina, The band was founded in 2004 with its first performance occurring in Chapel Hill. Since then, Who’s Bad has played to sold-out audiences across the USA, England, Europe and China. This includes receiving an invitation to perform at London’s O2 Arena in December 2010, where Jackson was slated to end his career with a final performance of the “This Is It” concert series.
After experiencing a Who’s Bad concert in Nashville, Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson’s friend and manager said, “The show was great … Michael would have been proud.” Who’s Bad has shared the stage with some of pop music’s biggest acts including Aretha Franklin, Boys II Men, The Backstreet Boys and The Four Tops.
Who’s Bad concert’s include choreography, costuming, full orchestration and vocals that duplicate, in detail, Jackson’s performances. The band pays tribute to Jackson with songs spanning his entire career from ABC to You Rock My World.
Along with Who’s Bad, the OutRaleigh Festival will include musical performances throughout the day by local, regional and nationally known artists. The free, family-friendly event will also include comedy performances, speeches and DJ entertainment from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
About OutRaleigh 2012:
OutRaleigh, a LGBT Center of Raleigh program, celebrates the diversity of families in the Triangle region of North Carolina. With the theme of “All Families Matter,” the annual street festival will be held Saturday May 5 in downtown Raleigh. This family-friendly event provides a safe and welcoming environment for all people to have fun and learn about issues affecting neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The event includes guest speakers, live entertainment, a KidsZone and an expo area. Visit www.outraleigh.org.