SkyBreak Tour Dates 2017

Solo SkyBreak Tour Dates

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Friday, September 22, 2017 – CLEVELAND, OH
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Official Launch Party for The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF)

Take 5 Rhythm & Jazz
740 W Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Doors: 10p | Show: 11p
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 – CINCINNATI, OH
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
TruFiyah Poetry 3rd Anniversary Show

The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206
7p Show: BUY TICKETS
10p Show: BUY TICKETS

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – RICHMOND, VA
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
15 Years of Verses Anniversary Bash

Canal Club
1545 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219
Doors: 7p | 18+
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Monday, October 16, 2017 – PHILADELPHIA, PA
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(Kindred Presents with Derrick Hodge, N’Dambi & Zo! + Carmen Rodgers)
Warmdaddy’s
1400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Doors: 6p | Show: 7:30p
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Friday, November 3, 2017 – NEW ORLEANS, LA
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Three Keys at Ace Hotel
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
TBA

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – HOUSTON, TX
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Warehouse Live (The Studio)
813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003
Doors: 7:30p | Show: 8:30p
18+
Early Bird Ticket Promo Code: USandZo
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Sunday, November 5, 2017 – DALLAS, TX
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Sandaga 813
813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
Doors: 7p | Show: 8p
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Past SkyBreak Tour Dates:
May 22, 2016 – Silver Spring, MD (SkyBreak Listening Party) • June 15, 2016 – Boston, MA • August 4, 2016 – Dallas, TX • August 6, 2016 – Houston, TX (Houston International Jazz Festival) • August 11, 2016 – Bethesda, MD • August 18, 2016 – Atlanta, GA • August 20, 2016 – Cincinnati, OH • August 21, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN • August 26, 2016 – Detroit, MI • August 27, 2016 – Chicago, IL • September 16, 2016 – Richmond, VA • September 18, 2016 – Raleigh, NC • September 25, 2016 – New York City, NY • October 1, 2016 – Cleveland, OH • November 10, 2016 – Oakland, CA • November 11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA • November 13, 2016 – San Diego, CA • November 25, 2016 – Detroit, MI (6th Annual Tux & Chucks Fundraiser Event) • December 17, 2016 – Atlanta, GA (Acoustic & Personal) • March 3, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA • March 4, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA • March 18, 2017 – St. Louis, MO • May 4, 2017 – Washington, D.C. • May 6, 2017 – New York City, NY • July 20, 2017 – Detroit, MI • September 2, 2017 – Toronto, ON

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Making SkyBreak Documentary Screenings

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Sunday, September 23, 2017 – MONTREAL, QC
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the MECCAcon Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

York Amphitheatre
1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, EV Building, Condordia Univ
Montréal, Quebec H3G 2W1, Canada
Film Starts: 4:45p
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Sunday, September 24, 2017 – CLEVELAND, OH
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

Shaker Square Cinemas
13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
Film Starts: 2p
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Sunday, October 8, 2017 – BALTIMORE, MD
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the Baltimore International Black Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Film Starts: 2p
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October 13-15, 2017 – GARY, IN
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the Gary International Black Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

TBA

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – ATLANTA, GA
Zo!
‘Making SkyBreak’ Film Screening + Q&A with Zo!
*This is not a performance*

Moods Music
1131 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Doors: 7p | Film Starts: 7:30p
FREE Screening

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – ST. LOUIS, MO
Zo!
‘Making SkyBreak’ Film Screening + Q&A with Zo!
*This is not a performance*

William A Kerr Foundation
TBA

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – TORONTO, ON
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the MECCAcon Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

William Doo Auditorium
University Of Toronto
45 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 2H3, Canada
Film Starts: TBA
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Saturday, October 21, 2017 – RALEIGH, NC
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the Raleigh Film and Art Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Doors: 6p | Screenings: 8-11p
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Saturday, November 18, 2017 – PITTSBURGH, PA
Zo!
‘Making SkyBreak’ Film Screening + Q&A with Zo!
*This is not a performance*

Row House Cinema
4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Doors: 7p | Film Starts: 7:30p
TBA

Making SkyBreak – Official Selections
Atlanta Docufest (Semi-Finalist)
Baltimore Black International Film Festival
Columbus Black International Film Festival  (*Winner* Best Documentary Film)
DC Black Film Festival (*Winner* Best Documentary Feature)
Docs Without Borders Film Festival
Gary International Black Film Festival

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
MECCAcon Film Festival
Miami Independent Film Festival
Raleigh Film and Art Festival

Past Making SkyBreak Screening Dates:
March 12, 2017 – Dallas, TX • March 15, 16 & 19, 2017 – Chicago, IL March 29, 2017 – Detroit, MI • June 23, 2017 – Oakland, CA • June 25, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA (MECCAcon Film Festival) • July 8, 2017 – Cincinnati, OH • August 5, 2017 – Columbus, OH (Columbus Black International Film Festival) • August 18, 2017 – Washington, D.C. (D.C. Black Film Festival) • September 16, 2017 – Detroit, MI (MECCAcon Film Festival)

Zo! + Carmen Rodgers LIVE in St. Louis, MO – August 8, 2015

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Studio Campfire Stories – LIVE

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Carmen Rodgers

Saturday, August 8, 2015 – St. Louis, MO
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103 | (314) 533-0367
Doors: 7p | All Ages
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Studio Campfire Stories, an original concert series where songs from Zo!’s ManMade and Carmen Rodgers’ Stargazer albums come alive in an intimate setting via colorful stories behind all of the music played as told by the artists themselves. 

ManMade Tour in St. Louis (Two Sets) – October 3, 2013

ManMade Tour in St. Louis
(Two Sets)

Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Kranzberg Arts Center
The Black Box Theater
3526 Washington Blvd. , 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63103
(314) 289-1500
Doors: 6:30p & 9:30p | All Ages
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BUY TICKETS (10p Show)

2012 in Pictures

"...Give is up for Lorenzo Ferguson a/k/a Zo!, ya'll!!" © Phonte in LA • Photo by Kris Perry (Oct. 2012)

“…Give it up for Lorenzo Ferguson a/k/a Zo!, y’all!!” © Phonte in LA • Photo by Kris Perry (Oct. 2012)

2012 has been another helluva year. I got to do some traveling and play shows in LA, NYC, DC, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis, Bethesda, MD, Greensboro, NC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Columbia MD, Boston, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Vienna, VA, Memphis, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Phoenix …..and Durham, NC for this coming New Year’s Eve. I completed my first year as a full-time musician after the school I taught music at closed last year – I was then able to continue teaching by conducting individual piano lessons and workshop to groups of young ones. I began endorsing Moog Music, received another standing ovation during a performance back home in Detroit, and got the bulk of the recording finished for my newest album ManMade. Sy Smith and I did some touring this year playing big solo shows at DC’s Blues Alley and NYC’s Blue Note and received big performance props from Sheila E while I was back on the road with The Foreign Exchange who wrapped up performances for an album we have been touring for two years, Authenticity. I hit my ten-year anniversary of releasing music as well. Outside of all that, it was a fairly quiet twelve months……….

…Looking forward to 2013. Enjoy the photos!!

New Show Dates: Zo! + Sy Smith and The Foreign Exchange (DET, Memphis, StL, Indy, LA, SF, Phoenix)


Zo! + Sy Smith will be performing together in…

Sept. 30th, 2012: Indianapolis, IN @ New Orleans On The Avenue – 4pm (Buy Tickets)

Zo! will be on keys for The Foreign Exchange in…

Oct. 19th, 2012: Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club – 9pm (Buy Tickets)

Oct. 20th, 2012: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine – 9pm (Buy Tickets)

Oct. 23rd, 2012: Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre – 8pm (Buy Tickets)