In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s hit song “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” this January, the Otis Redding Foundation is planning An Evening of Respect, a special concert event honoring the soul legend, at the Apollo Theater in New York on Jan. 25.
The evening will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and feature The Dap Kings as the house band, with appearances by Aloe Blacc, Michelle Williams, Ruth B, and Nikka Costa. Other performers include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Redding’s sons Otis Redding III and Dexter Redding, Warren Haynes, Marcus King, Jussi Smollet, Ty Taylor, Paul Janeway and “Dock” co-writer Steve Cropper.
The show is being produced by JAM, Inc., Jonathan Shank for Red Light Management, and is being promoted by CEG Presents. For tickets click here.