Pastor Shirley Caesar & The Caesar Singers
- Dates: May 5, 2022
- Presenting Organization: PineCone, Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
- Venue: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
- Location: Downtown Raleigh
- Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
- Times: 7:30pm
- Admission: $20+
Over the course of her storied career, Pastor Shirley Caesar has picked up 12 Grammy Awards, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards, a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and numerous other honors. She has been a standard-bearer for traditional African-American gospel music, yet at the same time has been unafraid to challenge convention and take the genre in daring new directions.
Born and raised in Durham, Caesar was inspired by her father, Big Jim Caesar, a farmer who sang with an a cappella quartet called The Just Come Four. He died of a brain seizure when she was 10, and to help support her mother, Hallie Caesar, and her brothers and sisters, she hit the road as a gospel soloist with a one-legged evangelist named Leroy Johnson.
*Face masks, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to event required.