Jonathan Butler: One World Theatre Austin

Jonathan Butler – One World Theatre, Austin, TX on September 6, 2015. There are two shows but even so, they’ll probably sell out before the event. In other words, if you see tickets/seats you like, you want to go ahead and purchase. Get Jonathan Butler tickets.

Jonathan Butler at One World Theatre

Jonathan Butler Early Life

Talk about child prodigies! Singing since the age of 7 Jonathan Butler released his first album at the age of just 12!  He’s made history by being the first black singer to be played on white radio in his home town of Cape Town, South Africa.  He had three albums hit gold when he was just a teenager.  He continued his career in London more than a decade later where he’s seen such successes as Grammy nominations in both the R&B and contemporary jazz categories and two more gold albums in 1987 and 2004.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Butler was the youngest of thirteen siblings and grew up among apartheid and segregation. He says, “I was born poor, but richly blessed with talent and the gift to make music.  I can’t dismiss where I’ve been or where I’ve come from. I’m a proud South African and I came from nothing.”  With a great love for his home country Butler continues to support children and teens to help raise them out of poverty and find a life for themselves the way he did. How cool is that?!

Jonathan Butler at One World Theatre

 

Jonathan Butler Remains a Superstar in South Africa

South Africa is very proud of it’s own Jonathan Butler and most of his albums including “Please Stay”, “I Love How You Love Me”, “Jonathan Butler”, and “Surrender” have all gone gold in his native country as well as across the world.  His music has been played over a wide variety of genres including contemporary jazz, pop, gospel, R&B, and adult contemporary.

His music resonates with a wide range of people due to his personal struggle of growing up a child star in a nation that was struggling to establish equality.  He was celebrated for his musical talent at the same time he was denied basic rights as a black person in South Africa.  He has watched his country change for the better over the years and is proud of his South African heritage.  His music comforts and inspires and when he sings he pronounces the power of love, a healing emotion.

Jonathan Butlers Albums

  • Introducing Jonathan Butler (1985)
  • Jonathan Butler (1987)
  • Inspirations (1987)
  • 7th Avenue (1988)
  • More Than Friends (1988)
  • Deliverance (1990)
  • Heal Our Land (1990)
  • Best Of Jonathan Butler (1993)
  • Head To Head (1994)
  • Do You Love Me? (1997)
  • Story Of Life (1999)
  • The Source (2000)
  • Surrender (2002)
  • Ultimate Butler (2002)
  • Worship Project (2004)
  • Jonathan (2005)
  • Gospel Goes Classical (2006)
  • Brand New Day (2007)
  • So Strong (2010)
  • Grace and Mercy (2012)
  • Merry Christmas to You (2013)
  • Living My Dream (2014)

Jonathan Butler Gives Back

Knowing what it was like to grow up in poverty Butler started the Jonathan Butler Foundation in his native South Africa.  His foundation strives to serve children ages 4 to 17 with a music and arts program that operates on the mission statement, “Purpose kills addiction.”

An avid golfer he pours his heart and soul into his performances and his pure love for his music radiates off the stage and captivates his audiences.  As much as he loves to perform he adores interacting with his fans, too.  For the past four years he takes a tour of 35 fans on a fall safari where he shares his homeland by visiting important landmarks from his childhood as well as historical landmarks like the prison on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned before becoming president.

Austin’s August Happenings

AUSTIN 1600If you’re planning a trip to Austin in August then there are a few things you really have to make sure you check out!  Austin has plenty of things to keep you and your family busy while you’re in town.

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If you’re bringing the kids make sure you grab your tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus!  Barnum and Bailey’s circus takes everything you thought you knew about what a circus should be and pushes it to the next level. This is real Dumbo the Elephant stuff happening right before your eyes – no screens and no tricks. And you don’t have to be concerned about cruelty – all the animals are well cared for.  The circus cast includes literally hundreds of entertainers: clowns, magicians, trapeze artists, acrobats and more. This is live entertainment on a scale you have probably never witnessed before, and may never witness anywhere else again. So get The Ringling Brothers Circus tickets now, because the circus typically sells out!

Are you a country music fan?  Austin has some amazing country music entertainment lined up for August!  Shania Twain & Gavin DeGraw will be gracing the stage on August 9, 2015 at the Frank Erwin Theater with Sam Smith to light up the same stage on the 15th.

Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard will be opening for Florida Georgia Line at the Austin360 Amphitheater on the 21st and Dierks Bentley will be closing out the month on the 28th along with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae, and Canaan Smith.  Whether you purchase tickets to just one show or all four you’ll be sure to have an amazing time.  So get your tickets before they’re gone!

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