Eli Paperboy Reed & The Harlem Gospel Travelers

A Rhythm and Blues Battle Royale

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023

7:30pm // Atwood Concert Hall

Eli Paperboy Reed and The Harlem Gospel Travelers face off in an epic soulful sing-off for the ages!

Eli Paperboy Reed and The Harlem Gospel Travelers have been working together for a close to a decade, starting when the younger HGT were students of Reed’s at foundation in Harlem. Reed’s soulful style may have inspired The Travelers at first, but now, in this winner-take-all matchup, audiences will find out if the students can beat the teacher at his own game!

The Travelers are young guns and still on their way up, coming off their critically acclaimed, award-winning album Look Up and tours of Europe and North America. Reed, with eight albums under his belt, most recently the funky Merle Haggard tribute Down Every Road, is the elder statesman here. Don’t let his age fool you, though, as an entertainer he’s still at the top of his game.

Both Reed and The Travelers will perform back-to-back sets, culminating in a joint, spirit-shaking, roof-raising encore. Who will be the last man standing? You’ll have to buy a ticket to find out!

Pre Concert Talk with Eli Paperboy Reed | 6:30-7:00pm 

Before the show starts, there will be a conversation and Q&A with Eli Paperboy Reed from 6:30-7pm. The event will take place inside the theatre and is free to all ticket holders.

Eli Paperboy Reed has been tearing up stages with his heart-stopping falsetto screams for over a decade. With powerful vocals and strong pop sensibilities, Reed began turning heads, with NPR hailing his music “inspired, raw and powerful” and Uncut lauding its “urgent, electric energy.”

Feel-good music night 
Retro soul 
Vintage vibes 

Explosive and ecstatic performers that’ll have you moving 
Dazzling vocal arrangements with gritty bursts of guitar and crunchy rhythm breaks  
1 of the most compelling soul men of his time + 3 fresh, endearing new voices 

James Brown energy and smooth Temptations-era harmonies 
Your own soul ready to be uplifted 
Smiles from ear to ear 

Anchorage Concert Association and CenterTix box office are the only authorized sellers of tickets to this show.