Kennedy Heights Arts Center presents MaKenzie Thomas in an exclusive performance on Friday, April 19th at 7 pm. Tickets are $25.
Long before MaKenzie Thomas was on The Voice with Jennifer Hudson, she was singing. Makenzie began her musical career at the age of three and it was not long after that her clear vocals and buttery tone grabbed the attention and admiration of listeners throughout her home state of Kentucky.
MaKenzie has brought home a long list of awards and trophies. Most notably, in 2013, at the age of 15, she achieved the Grand Prize for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic competition in Louisville Kentucky. Recently, MaKenzie’s powerhouse voice earned her a spot on NBC’s hit musical show The Voice. Through the support of the nearly 10 million viewers, MaKenzie finished as a Top 8 Semi-Finalist. The experience and training have helped her to develop one of the most beautifully well-controlled voices and afforded her the opportunity to work with some of L.A.’s best musicians, and even to perform with Grammy award-winning artist Jennifer Hudson.
21-year-old MaKenzie Thomas has a smooth, rich sound full of vocal nuance, complexity, and control well beyond her age. MaKenzie is currently recording, performing in a variety of venues, and collaborating with other well-known artists across the U.S. Gospel music is at the heart of her musical heritage, and the local church is where MaKenzie first began. MaKenzie’s musical roots run deep as music has long been a part of her family’s story. Her dream is to become a recording artist and continue singing and delighting audiences throughout the world.
On April 19th, MaKenzie will be accompanied by Cincinnati’s own Edwin Butler and Aretha Chapman from Second Wind. The concert will begin at 7pm in the Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex at the corner of Kennedy and Montgomery Road.