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Auntie Karen Foundation presents the 18th Legends of...2022 Concert & Auction


Auntie Karen Foundation presents the 18th Legends of...2022 Concert & Auction
Friday, February 25, 2022 • 8:00 p.m.


Jeffrey Osborne & Lalah Hathaway

Opening Act: The Auntie Karen All-Star Band

Tickets: $65.00 - $100.00
A limited number of AARP, military, and student (Grand Tier & Balcony) tickets are available for $5.00 discount with ID at the box office.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Auntie Karen Foundation.
For Sponsorship Opportunities, Premium Orchestra Seating call 803-748-7124 or visit

The Auntie Karen Foundation is a global non-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Columbia, SC. Founded in 2001, the foundation's mission is to create and implement a series of reproducible community outreach programsdesigned to empower, enlighten, and educate through the arts.

Jeffrey Osborne

Providence, Rhode Island native, Jeffrey Osborne was the youngest of 12 children. He had five brothers and six sisters, some of whom went on to have music careers. The family was surrounded by music as he was growing up. His father, Clarence "Legs" Osborne, was a popular trumpeter who sat in with the likes of Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington and turned down many top band offers during his career to be with his family. Unfortunately, he passed away when Jeffrey was only 13.

At the age of 15, Jeffrey sat in with the O'Jays when the drummer was unable to perform to their standards and went on to play with them for two weeks. That was all the inspiration Osborne needed to pursue a musical career.

At another Providence nightclub, fate brought him together with the band Love Men Ltd. It was only after receiving his mother's encouragement that Jeffrey left for Los Angeles to play with Love Men Ltd. who later changed their name to L.T.D. Osborne was initially brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as "Really Don't Need No Light," Don't You Get So Mad," "Stay With Me Tonight," You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) and a duet with Dionne Warwick, "Love Power."

Osborne's solo career has brought him four Grammy nominations, five Gold and Platinum albums, including his debut self-entitled album "Jeffrey Osborne," "Stay with Me Tonight," and "Only Human." In addition, he scored an international hit with "On the Wings of Love" in 1982. After his six albums were released on A&M during the '80s, he moved to Arista for Only Human (1990), then switched to a series of independent labels. His releases during the 2000s included "That's For Sure" (2000) and "Music Is Life" (2003), as well as cover albums" From the Soul "(2005) and "A Time for Love" (2013). His latest project, entitled "Worth It All" was released in 2018 on Mack Avenue Records, this project was written and produced by Jeffrey Osborne, except for one song entitled "Work It" which was co-written with his son Jeffrey Osborne Jr. who also performed on the track with him. Inspired by the late great George Duke, this project has taken Osborne back to his deep R&B roots.

Currently, Jeffrey Osborne is actively performing and touring around the world. In 2012 Osborne founded The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic. The primary mission is to benefit non- profit organizations that support a continued push for music and arts to children and their families, as well as those who provide a safe haven for families in need. Through his Celebrity Golf Tournament, the Jeffrey Osborne Foundation has donated over $1,000,000 to various charities in Rhode Island in the past nine years.


Lalah Hathaway

Lalah Hathaway is a 5x GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter and producer and 10-@me nominee. Undeniable music royalty and a 30-year music industry veteran, Lalah's music transcends genre - from R&B ballads to pop standards and soulful jazz - she has collaborated with today’s top hitmakers, including Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Anderson. Paak and Snoop Dogg. Lalah has also shared the stage with music legends, from Prince to Stevie Wonder to Anita Baker. Film and television credits include appearing as herself in the 2017 hit film "Girls Trip," as the wedding singer in the series finale of BET’s "Being Mary Jane," a cameo in Yve]e Nicole Brown's film "Always A Bridesmaid," and features as a special guest on the latest season of “Family Reunion” on Netflix.

Lalah headlined the Lincoln Center's Out of Doors summer concert series in 2019 with sold-out show “Legacy: Lalah Hathaway Sings Donny Hathaway.” Lalah also served as a featured artist on the lost album of the legendary Miles Davis appearing on single "So Emotional" This year, Lalah’s song "Show Me Your Soul,” from the hit documentary ‘Mr. Soul!,’ was featured on the Oscars 2021 shortlist for Best Original Song.


For this Auntie Karen Foundation performance face coverings must be worn at all times while inside the Koger Center for the Arts for all individuals over the age of two. The only exception will be for individuals that are actively eating or drinking.