Special Aretha Franklin Tribute by Buttah2018-11-05T17:56:26+00:00
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Doors open 6:30PM | Show starts at 7:30PM

Reserved Seating:

Balcony Section: $20

NOTE: Only seating in the orchestra and front tables will have access to the dancefloor.

Front seats can be purchase by calling Nicole on (510) 776-3720.
All other seats can be purchased using the ticket button below.


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Empress Theatre - Seating Layout with Tables & Dance Floor

Event Info

Nicole Pearson A.K.A “BUT-TAH” is a native of Richmond CA.  Her style is soulfully nostalgic, rich and purely sweet to the ears. BUT-TAH starting singing at an early age and by the age of nine she began writing poetry and from poems came songs. The voice you hear will have you reminiscing on days of old soulful sanging. BUT-TAH is a former member of the groups ‘Patton Letha & The Nathan Owens Band a very successful travel band which has performed in many of America’s largest and highly acclaimed casinos and venues.  She has astounded audiences with her performances on “Showtime at the Apollo” and American Idol seasons 3, 5 & 6, she has performed all over the U.S. and abroad, entertaining in many parts of Japan including the renowned, “Cotton Club”, in Tokyo as a featured guest of the “Whispers”, under the musical direction of Mr. Grady Wilkins. BUT-TAH is a live stage performance artist her live interactive performances captivates her audience with an up close and personal experience leaving them on their feet for more.  She has flourished into a business woman  establishing Buttahfly Entertainment, A production company where she produces, promotes and performs her very own live performance productions. Her most popular shows are the “But-tah’s Jook Joint”, a 1940’s-1970’s cabaret experience where she takes you on a timeline of Rhythm and Blues with a talented cast which consist of her band “ButtahLuv”, The Buttahflyz and her vibratious Cabaret dancers “The Buttababyz “, that will make you feel that you have been transported back in time. She also produces “Renditions of Aretha”, paying homage to the “Queen of Soul”.

BUT-TAH has performed with some of the greatest legendary artist of all time such as the late great Teena Marie, George Clinton & Parliament -Funkadelic, The Dramatics, The Whispers, the legendary Drifters confunkshun, the SOS Band, Howard Hewett and many more. She is truly an old soul and once you get a taste of BUT-TAH you’ll understand why that is her name!