May 13

Neal Francis

HI-FI Indianapolis
$14 – 16
Presented By: Sun King Brewery, MOKB Presents
Doors: 8:00 pm
Start Time: 8:00 pm

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ARTIST PROFILE | Neal Francis

Rock

“I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story,” muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living—consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction—such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms, Chicago blues, and early 70s rock n’ roll. His music evokes a bygone era of R&B’s heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) released his debut LP Changes in September 2019. 
 There is a deep connection between Francis’s childhood—his obsession with boogie woogie piano, his father’s gift of a dusty Dr. John LP—and the songs he’s created. The result is an astonishing collection of material without parallel in the contemporary funk and soul scene. The influences are unmistakable: the vocal stylings of Allen Toussaint and Leon Russell; the second line rhythms of The Meters and Dr. John; the barroom rock ‘n’ roll of The Rolling Stones; the gospel soul of Billy Preston; the roots music of The Band. Francis pays tribute to the masters but has his own story to tell: “It’s the life I’ve lived so far.”

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About the Venue

HI-FI is located inside the historic Murphy Arts Center in the heart of Fountain Square.  The entrance is located at the front of the building on Virginia Ave and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
All guests must wear a face covering inside the venue and maintain a minimum of six fee of social distancing. All events are subject to capacity restrictions and safety precautions mandated by public health orders. Please review our current safety policies by visiting the link below. Safety procedures »
Amenities: Live Music, Premium Sound, Full Bar, 24 Draft Beers On Tap, VIP Seating, Street-Level Box Office
Upgrades: A limited amount of VIP seating upgrades are available for select shows.  Contact the box office to purchase or check availability: boxoffice@hifiindy.com.
Ticket Support: Box Office opens 1 hour before published door time. For ticket related questions please email boxoffice@hifiindy.com.
Parking: Rear Parking Lot, Street Parking, Bike Parking
All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the show is cancelled.  Shows affected by Covid-19 pandemic will follow our updated refund policy which is available on our contact page.
1043 Virginia Ave #4 Indianapolis, IN 46203

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