8:00 PM - Thornetta Davis
THORNETTA DAVIS 2018 Kresge Fellowship Awardee, International singer, songwriter, recording artist, was awarded by the Detroit Blues Society the “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame”. In 2015 Thornetta was crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues!” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society, with proclamations from the City of Detroit, County of Wayne and the State of Michigan. Her labor of love CD entitled Honest Woman has recently been nominated by the Blues Foundation, for two 2017 Blues Music Awards, for best song (I gotta sang the blues) and emerging artist CD. As a winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, Thornetta recently received six 2018 DMA’s and has also won eight 2017 Detroit Music Awards, which include Outstanding Record Producer, Outstanding Blues Recording, Outstanding Blues Vocalist and Outstanding Live Performance. As winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards for “Best Soul/Blues Album, Big City Rhythm & BluesMagazine “Coolest Blues Song” Thornetta has garnered international attention by winning 2017 1st place in the 2017INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) for “Best Blues Song” (I BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT) and the prestigious French 2018 La Academie du Jazz Award for “Best Blues Album” for HONEST WOMAN.