Joy Oladokun - Delmar Hall - St. Louis, MO - 09.13.23

Living Proof Tour

Joy Oladokun

with Becca Mancari

Joy Oladokun has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket will go towards supporting gun violence prevention initiatives. 

Joy Oladokun – 9 p.m.
Becca Mancari – 8 p.m.
Venue Doors – 7 p.m.
*Set times are approximate and subject to change without notice!

About Joy Oladokun

We collect mementos as reminders of where we’ve been and what we’ve done. We scrapbook our journeys in photo albums on dusty shelves or in the infinite cloud camera rolls on our phones. Joy Oladokun documents her life in songs. For as much as she examines her place in the world as the first-generation daughter of Nigerian immigrants and a proud queer Black person, she also celebrates the little details and the simple pleasures of being alive. Of course, the narrator’s humble demeanor belies the gravity of her extraordinary accomplishments thus far—from captivating audiences on sold out tours and late-night television to finding herself with a guitar in hand on the White House lawn in celebration of equality. Now, she takes stock of the trip so far on her highly anticipated forthcoming full-length album, Proof of Life [Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records].

“One day, I was looking around my house,” she recalls. “I have all of these little tchotchkes—like figurines and a stuffed Big Bird on my speaker. I was morbidly thinking, ‘What happens to those things after I die?’ What are the emotions and ideas that are important and true to me? What will I leave behind? Being a queer...

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