The Soul Experience featuring The Isley Brothers

With Special Guest Leela James

Sep. 12
Crown Coliseum
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7:30 pm
$55, $65, $75, $100, $135

GRAMMY® winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Isley Brothers are live and on tour performing at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC with special guest Leela James, hosted by MC Lightfoot on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 7:30pm! The Soul Experience is being presented by Wanamaker Entertainment.


With more than 18 million records sold, The Isley Brothers are among the few groups to be on the Billboard Hot 100 with new music in five different decades with producing 14 Billboard Top 100 singles. Over the course of their over 6 decade run, The Isley Brothers achieved multiple milestones as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and ultimately receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Since the release of one of their most renown hits “Shout” in 1959 and “Twist and Shout” in 1962 the Isley Brothers continue to keep the flame alive. In 2017, they released Power of Peace, an album in collaboration with legendary guitarist Santana. Most recently on April 4, 2021, The Isley Brothers battled Earth, Wind, and Fire on VERZUZ, a webcast series created by producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, that airs on Verzuz TV. The two legendary bands came together for an incredible night of music that saw The Isley Brothers come out on top.

Leela James is an R&B powerhouse singer/songwriter who first burst onto the scene with her 2006 debut album A Change is Gonna Come, introducing audiences to her soaring sultry vocal dexterity. She quickly garnered nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist of 2008 at the Soul Train Music Awards. James has gone on to record five subsequent albums including My Soul, which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart the song "Don't Want You Back" which rose to #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. Leela has earned much acclaim from critics for her performance and songwriting skills. Her latest single "Complicated" is a catchy, mid-tempo story that reflects James' lyrical journey and musical excellence. She is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her new project out this summer.


Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Comedian MC Lightfoot brings over twenty years’ experience in live entertainment. He is one of the most demanded MC for concerts and award shows and is sure to keep an audience on edge and lively for any show!

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Before You Attend- Venue Policies

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Voyage to Atlantis Pre-Show Dinner Package Add-on

Before you take in the soulful sounds of The Isley Brothers featuring Leela James, join us for an amazing on-site pre-show dinner in the Crown Ballroom. While dining on an exceptional meal (see details below), enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz being played by Jazz Saxophonist, Dominic Hunter, of Parental Diskretion that is sure to prep your ears for what is to come at show time! 



5:30 PM - 7 PM



  • Plated Dinner Featuring:

  • Filet Mignon (cooked to order) with Pan Seared Jumbo Shrimp
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • French Green Beans
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping



VIP Parking included! VIP parking for this event is in the West VIP Lot at the Crown Coliseum. Please show your Dinner Package ticket to the attendant for up close VIP parking!


The Voyage to Atlantis pre-show dinner package includes two (2) drink tickets per dinner ticket. 


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Pre-Show Happy Hour and Hors d'oeuvres Add-on

Join us in the Bud Light Friends of the Crown Lounge overlooking the Crown Coliseum and take in the sight and sounds of concert preparation! This package includes a carving station, hors d’oeuvres, and you guessed it… a 1 hour open bar! This limited capacity pre-show package is sure to get your energy and excitement up for a Soul Experience that you won’t soon forget. Happy Hour begins promptly at 6 PM and closes promptly at 7 PM.



6 PM - 7 PM



  • Carving Station featuring Cider Glazed Black Oak Ham
  • Featured Hors d’oeuvres to include
    • Crab Cakes with Lime Infused Tarter Dipping Sauce
    • Mediterranean Balsamic Marinated Beef Kabobs
    • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display
  • The Pre-Show Happy Hour Package includes a 1-hour OPEN BAR! 



VIP Parking included! VIP parking for this event is in the East Parking Lot at the Crown Coliseum (located off of East Mountain Drive). Please show your Happy Hour Package ticket to the attendant for up close VIP parking!


You will enter the venue through the East Entrance of the Coliseum and will be directed up the escalators to the Bud Light Friends of the Crown Lounge.


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Fast Pass Add-on

Don't want to wait in the public lines at the Crown Complex? Purchase this Fast Pass voucher to gain access to a dedicated entry door at the main entrance (North side, off of Owen Drive) designed to expedite your entry process and get you in the building quickly & prioritized. This exclusive offer also includes VIP Parking in the North VIP Lot.

You must present a valid show ticket along with this voucher to gain early admission.

Please note THIS IS NOT A CONCERT TICKET, you must have a separate concert ticket to attend the show. One show ticket per voucher is required. Parking will be in the North VIP lot - follow the parking attendant's instructions the night of the show.

This is a limited time offer, spaces are limited!

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