Burnt Sugar News

Introducing 91.3FM WYEP The Soul Show’s Mike Canton

The Burnt Sugar Arkestra returns to the Thunderbird Cafe fresh off a Lincoln Center commissioned Rick James tribute and on their way to Detroit and Cleveland to pay musical homage to Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback soundtrack and to one of the most, if not the most iconic rock star of our time … David […]

Let's Bowie Chirrun: An Uptown Celebration for the Thin White Duke

Let’s Bowie Chirrun: An Uptown Celebration for the Thin White Duke

Sugar Nation … stop by MIST for this FREE event that will feature renditions of Bowie tunes by the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Jason St. Angelo, Omo Misha, and a special set of Bowie music by DJ DesiLu.  You’ll hear Breaking Glass, Rock & Roll Suicide, Moonage Daydream, Rebel, Rebel, Diamond Dogs, China Girl, The Man […]

A Tribute to David Bowie at the Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH

A Tribute to David Bowie at the Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH

Sugar Nation we want to give a “shout out” to Tom Welsh of the Cleveland Museum of Art for the referral and shout a “thank you” to Colleen Miller who, after witnessing an assortment of the videos from our Lincoln Center songbook performances over the years, has invited us back to Cleveland to be a […]

Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song / Melvin Van Peebles & the Burnt Sugar Arkestra

Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song / Melvin Van Peebles & the Burnt Sugar Arkestra

Sugar Nation … we are coming back to “The Motor City” with Melvin Van Peebles! It’s been a minute, or should we say a few years, since M.V.P & the Burnt Sugar Arkestra debuted the theatrical version of “Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song” in Paris at the Sons d’hiver Festival in 2010. Two sold-out, ow should […]

Burnt Sugar SuperFreaks the Rick James Playabook at This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton Ontario

Burnt Sugar SuperFreaks the Rick James Playabook at This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton Ontario

$15 Advance Tickets are available Now Now Now at This Ain’t Hollywood, The Brain and Dr. Disc; This Ain’t Hollywood Day-of-Show Door Tickets will be $18 … Ya Heard !!!!

LeRoi C. Johnson ~ Rick James’s Brother, Personal & Artistic Manager note

Oh and just so you know … this “happening” is made possible with support from Mr. LeRoi C. Johnson (Rick James’s Brother, Manager & a noted painter) and through public funds from the Music program of the New York State Council on the Arts. Here’s a bit of Leroi’s background: From 1981 to 1992 LeRoi […]

PATIENT(CE) – a Physical Requiem/Harlem Stage Event & Seating Details

Performance Length: 60 minutes No Intermission Seating Arrangement: Assigned Seating – You can select your own seats; – Normal Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm; – On performance days Box Office opens two hours prior performance time & closes an hour after performance time; – All Purchased tickets are Nonrefundable and No […]

BRC 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party & After Party Lineup

Doors at 6pm: 6:10pm:  DJ SugarFreeBK (also between the first 3 sets) 7:15pm:  Betty Black 8:15pm:  Unlocking The Truth 9:15pm:  Living Colour’s Corey Glover & Vernon Reid After Party 10pm:       DJ CX KiDTRONiK 10:30pm: The Veldt 11pm:       DJ CX KiDTRONiK 11:15pm: Burnt Sugar Arkestra 12am:       DJ CX KiDTRONiK


11am – 11:30am – DJ Perseve 11:30am – 11:50am – Donner Social 12pm – 12:40pm  –  Escarioka 12:40pm – 1:20pm – DJ Incognegro & DJ Spirithood of The Dustbin Brothers 1:20pm – 2:50pm – First Burnt Sugar Arkestra set 2:50pm – 3:40pm – Hard Hittin Harry 3:40pm – 4:10pm – Greg Banks 4:10pm – 4:20pm […]

Rebellum at The Guelph Jazz Fes­ti­val

Rebellum at The Guelph Jazz Fes­ti­val

Rebellum: Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Avant Funk & Roll Unit

MOCAD’s 2015 Fall Exhibit Open­ing Cel­e­bra­tion

Burnt Sugar is honored to perform for The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s 2015 Fall Exhibit Open­ing Cel­e­bra­tion. The “United States of Latin America” exhibit will feature more than thirty emerging artists from Latin America, many of whom will be exhibiting in the United States for the first time. Find out more here:

Burnt Sugar at The Thunderbird. Pittsburgh PA

Burnt Sugar at The Thunderbird Cafe & Lounge Pittsburgh

The Thunderbird Cafe & Lounge is one of the premier live music venues in Pittsburgh. Located in historic Lawrenceville on Butler Street, The Thunderbird Cafe features top national artists as well as established & up and coming local bands.  Their state of the art sound system, and comfortable atmosphere make the Thunderbird Cafe a great […]

Burnt Sugar at MOTR Cincinnati, with Napoleon Maddox

Burnt Sugar at MOTR, Over The Rhine, Cincinnati

with Special Guest:Napoleon Maddox ( ISWHAT?!) With an Ohio-laced rhythmic flow and vocal gymnastics, poet Napoleon Maddox spans the worlds of jazz and hip hop, taking in everything from Thelonious Monk via Gil Scott-Heron to Outkast. Napoleon has traveled the world with his own group ISWHAT?! and collaborated with Public Enemy’s Chuck D & saxophonist Archie Shepp. Napoleon is featured on Shepp’s album Phat […]

Dark Wonderland (Discount Tickets Available)

Debut­ing on Thurs­day, June 4th and con­clud­ing on Sat­ur­day, June 27th, Green-Wood, Mapp Inter­na­tional Pro­duc­tions and Full Spec­trum Inc. present DARK WONDERLAND, four long week­ends of inno­v­a­tive per­for­mances to mark the 150th anniver­sary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land, and com­ment on the fan­tas­ti­cal dual nature of New York City. Per­form­ers include Ali­cia Hall […]