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The Persuasions

November 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Persuasions appearing at The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA

Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $15 per guest. Gratuity of 20% is automatically added to all food and beverage purchases.

Box Office: The Tin Pan charges lower fees for box office versus online sales. Our box office is open Tues-Sat 12PM-5PM. Please visit us during those hours or call 804-447-8189.

Artist Info

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The Persuasions were born in Brooklyn in 1962, singing a cappella under corner streetlights and in subway corridors. Their voices powerfully echoed through their urban terrain, weaving gospel, soul, early rock and jazz into melodic five-part harmonies. Since being discovered by Frank Zappa, The Persuasions have recorded 26 albums to date featuring their uniquely re-imagined arrangements of music of Frank Zappa, U2, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and Barenaked Ladies. They have worked with an eclectic set of who is who of American iconic artists, from Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and The Grateful Dead. Their fans are consistently treated to a vocal buffet of soulful, harmonic and joyful tracks free of any instrumental enhancements, with the exception of their critically acclaimed masterful collaboration with Canadian rock group, Barenaked Ladies in 2016.

Jayotis Washington, Ray Sanders, Dave Revels and Samuel White, Lawrence Anthony and Elmore Martin are the voices and talent of The Persuasions today. Sweet Joe Russell, Tuobo Rhoades and Jimmy Hayes were continuously with the group from 1962 until being recruited by the Choir of Angels in Heaven, most recently in 2017. With their current lineup which has vocal arranger Dave Revels at the helm, The Persuasions have performed to sold out shows from New York, Canada and overseas, including tours in Japan at The Cotton Club.

The Persuasions were honored by the Brooklyn Borough President with a hometown Proclamation in 2017. Their reign as The Kings of A Cappella continues on stronger than ever.


November 30, 2023
8:00 pm


The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA 23229 United States