Keeshea Pratt Band Kicks Off Lyceum Season


The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will debut its first event of the season with the Keeshea Pratt Band at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Baldwin Auditorium.

Singing since the age of six, Keeshea Pratt has shared the stage with several notable national figures including bluesmen Bobby Rush and Eddie Cotton, opera singer Grace Bumbry, soul singer Musiq Soulchild and the late gospel icon Reverend James Moore. Pratt has accomplished what few Mississippi-based singers before her ever achieved, which is the ability to attract fans from all walks of life without ever straying from the intricate roots that nurtured her award-winning voice in the first place.

Pratt performs all genres of music. She has appeared at several festivals such as the Chicago Blues Festival and Crescent City Blues Festival in New Orleans. In 2018, The Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee, crowned Pratt as the Queen of the International Blues Challenge. Simultaneously, at downtown Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre, Pratt and her brass-heavy Texas ensemble took home first place in the best band category. They released their debut album “Believe” that May.     

Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained at the ticket window in Baldwin Hall the night of the event, or they can be reserved in advance at the Sue Ross Arts Center in downtown Kirksville and the Advancement Office in McClain Hall 205. For additional information, visit, call 660.785.4133 or email
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