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The Jacksons and Boyz II Men come to Schermerhorn Symphony Center in December

by Cass Teague
The Jacksons play Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 18.

A Nashville favorite, Boyz II Men returns to Schermerhorn Symphony Center to perform their first-ever holiday concert with a symphony. This concert will feature Nathan Aspinall, conductor, with orchestrated versions of R&B originals hits like “End of the Road,” I’ll Make Love to You,” “On Bended Knee,” and “Motownphilly,”  along with Christmas and holiday hits. Performances are Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 pm and Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 pm

The Jacksons visit Schermerhorn Symphony Center for one night, only, Monday, December 18 for a 7:30 pm show you don’t wanna miss. Experience the spirit of Motown from one of pop’s most iconic families. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael – five brothers from Gary, Indiana known as the Jackson 5 – rose to fame for their extraordinary musical talent and spectacular choreography. They became pop royalty, and launched what became Michael Jackson’s legendary solo career.

Original members Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson perform hits including “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Sugar Daddy,” “I’ll Be There,” “Maybe Tomorrow,” “The Love You Save,” “Who’s Lovin’ You,” “Goin’ Back to Indiana” and more. Presented without the Nashville Symphony.

In 2023, The Jacksons are celebrating 55 years as one of the most successful groups in music history.

The group found international success at Motown in 1969, their first single “I Want You Back” reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their next 3 singles “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There” followed suit, The Jackson 5 literally making music history with 4 debut singles all reaching No. 1. They ultimately scored 17 Top Forty singles on the Hot 100, with hits like “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine.” To date, their Motown recordings alone have sold in excess of 200 million.

In 1976, the group, except for Jermaine, left Motown for Epic Records, where they added their brother Randy and changed their name to The Jacksons. They released five hit albums between 1976 and 1981, including The Jacksons (1976), Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980), from which they produced the smash singles “Enjoy Yourself,” “Blame It On The Boogie,” “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and “Can You Feel It.”

In 1983, the band, along with Jermaine, performed on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, and subsequently released the Victory album the following year, (with the Billboard No. 3 hit ‘State Of Shock’ featuring Mick Jagger). The brothers united for The Victory Tour in 1984 and it became the highest-grossing concert series ever staged in the United States. In 1980, The Jacksons were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2016, “ABC” joined “I Want You Back” to be inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.

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