Hoodoo Soul Band, presented by the Rumba Café, begins a weekly residency in the Outdoor Pavilion at Natalie’s Grandview with two shows every Sunday. Due to COVID-19, tables will be sold instead of individual seats, and guests are required to wear masks when not seated. Hoodoo Soul Band began as a side project for several seasoned veterans of the Columbus music scene who wanted an outlet to play Funk and Rhythm and Blues with a horn section. In January of 1995, these players started a weekly residency at Oldfield’s on High (now under a new name) and it quickly became the “place to be” for Columbus, Ohio music scene junkies. In 2008, the group found a new home for their residency at Rumba Cafe on Summit Street and the crowd followed. Due to the COVID pandemic, Natalie’s is hosting the shows until the Rumba is reopened for live music.
Primarily a cover band, Hoodoo is known for curating a unique setlist while giving each song its own original treatment. The players effectively turn soul songs into standards which they deconstruct on the fly, improvising new arrangements in front of the crowd, and introducing audiences to funky, unfamiliar gems that quickly become crowd favorites. Most of the group is still made up of the original members but new blood has been introduced over the years. At any given show the line up may change with only the very best players in the city subbing in. The focus is music and the standards are high. Hoodoo Soul has also been direct support for world-class acts passing through Columbus such as Parliament and Ray Charles among many others.
Each circle is a designated zone for you and 5 other friends to dance and Hoodoo the night away! No seats, standing (and dancing) room only, with a table for your food and drinks.
*Each ticket admits up to 6 people