- One ticket to see Erica Campbell
- When: Friday, July 31, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Carolina Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- $25 for balcony 2 seating (up to $49.63 value)
- $30 for balcony 1 seating (up to $57.05 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
- How you met Erica: alongside her sister, Tina, as the younger half of gospel duo Mary Mary
- How you know Mary Mary: they’ve been the face of poppy praise music since the 1990s, appearing on the soundtrack of The Prince of Egypt, making their crossover debut with The Sound, and starring in a We Channel reality show called Go Get It
- When Erica went solo: 2014’s Help (although Tina sang backup on the album and the two still perform together)
- How Help changed things up: where Mary Mary had been turning to more R&B-style vocals, Help took Erica’s sound back to her gospel roots—and earned her a Grammy in the process
- How she followed that up: with 2015’s Help 2.0, filled with remixes from the original album and audio commentary
- The biggest surprise on that release: “I Luh God,” a devotional hymn with a distinctly head-nodding, trap-music feel
- Why trap? as she told the Christian Science Monitor, “I just wanted to have fun, declare my love for God and at the same time reach an audience that I think the gospel community sometimes ignores”
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
One of the few original theaters in Durham to remain in operation, The Carolina Theatre has endured more than 85 years of history in its quest to entertain. The venue's main room, Fletcher Hall, rose in popularity during World War II, when soldiers from Camp Butner arrived by bus to watch films on its colossal screen. In the last three decades, ongoing renovations have restored the venue to its original glory while propelling it into contemporary times with the addition of modern accoutrements, including two upstairs movie screens, stage-level dressing rooms, and landing pads on the roof for skateboard hovercrafts.