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Quan Howell at The Blue Velvet Room

July 25, 2020 7:30 pm @ 7:30 pm

Come see Quan Howell at The Blue Velvet Room!

Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 7:30pm!

Our bar is now open! Enjoy a cocktail, mixed drink or shot. We also have juice, soda, snacks and water available.
This will be an outdoor show, weather permitting.

General Admission: $20 entry fee online or at the door.
Student Admission: $5 entry fee for students with valid student ID at the door.
We will also have tables for groups of two and four available for $40 and $80 respectively.

In order to keep our staff, musicians and guests safe, we recommend wearing a mask while entering and exiting the space. We will have masks available upon request and hand sanitizer available in high touch point areas. We ask that you please stay seated and allow your bartender and host to order drinks for you.

Parking: Unmetered street parking on Town Street and 58 parking spaces in the North and East lot which is accessible via the alley off of Washington or via Franklin Ave. Our spaces are outlined in white . Please do not park in undesignated areas – you will be towed.

Artist background:
Quan Howell, a native of Columbus Ohio, is the son of Kathy (Howell) Harper and Joseph Thrower. His vocal gift was discovered at the early age of five when be began singing at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where his grandfather, the Rev. J.A. Thrower was the pastor. Encouraged by his family, especially his late aunt, Peggy Ann Garner, and his Sunday School Teacher, Carolyn Holmes he continued to sing and developed a love for hymns. Managed by his late Grandfather, Quan spent his early years singing at local churches and with two local groups ‘The James Cleveland Youth Chapter’ and ‘The Allen Family.’ At the age of fourteen, he recorded his first song, ‘More Like Jesus’ with Ernest Carter. When he was sixteen, he decided to leave his family church and join, ‘Bibleway Church of our Lord Jesus Christ ‘under the pastorship of Bishop Latta. It was there Quan received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
During his teenage years Quan sang with the ‘Resurrection Mass Choir’, ‘The Revival Choir’ and formed his own group, ‘Quan Howell Family and Friends’. He also was the first place winner of several talent shows. He graduated from Linden McKinley High School and Fort Hayes Performing Arts School where he majored in music theory, jazz, piano, and show tunes. Dreaming of a gospel musical career, he moved to Los Angeles only to return to Columbus a year later. He received his first professional break in 1995 when Darlene Furtel heard his demo and gave it to Assistant Director Billy Steele of the group, ‘Sounds of Blackness’. It was during their college tour in Columbus that directors, Gary Hines, Billy Steele, and other group members encouraged him to travel to Minneapolis and audition with famous producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for the lead vocal in the group.

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July 25, 2020 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
$20 – $80
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The Blue Velvet Room
530 East Town Street
Columbus,OH43215United States
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