Indianapolis' Black Expo
R&B legends Blackstreet, Al Hudson & One Way and The Original Lakeside to perform signature hits at Music Heritage Festival
July 16, 2015
Editor's note: this concert was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Blackstreet, Al Hudson & One Way and The Original Lakeside will perform their old-school music in an outdoor concert in Friday July 17.
The free performance, at the American Legion Mall in Indianapolis, is part of Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration. It begins at 6 p.m.
“No Diggity,” released 1996, was the biggest hit song ever for Blackstreet. It won a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal by a Duo or Group.
Expo's Music Heritage Festival attracts fans and who like R&B or old-school funk.
Funk band Lakeside is best known for its 1980 number one R&B hit, "Fantastic Voyage."
Following that album, Lakeside released six more successful ones. More hits on the R&B charts kept the group in the spotlight until the late 1980’s when the band went through a member transition.
The ensemble, based in Dayton, OH, now includes ten band members. During its performance at the Music Heritage Festival I, audience members can anticipate hearing hits, including the group’s earlier tracks including: “It's All the Way Live” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” as well as later songs “Outrageous” and “Raid.”
Al Hudson & One Way was one of the most successful bands in the 1980s, according to mtv.com. Five of their songs were on the Top Ten R&B Hit List, including "Cutie Pie," that reached number four.