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Orioles 2019 WBTT Concert gallery

The hits kept on coming as Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe partnered with the Baltimore Orioles to present the '70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium May 18, 2019, for a sold-out, 3,100-strong crowd. Baltimore Orioles

The event, which featured WBTT's "All-Star" artists performing the chart-topping soul hits of the 1970s, was part of the Orioles' Arts in the Ballpark series. Baltimore Orioles

Created and adapted by WBTT Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, the '70s Soul Party featured WBTT's Soul Crooners and sizzling live band performing nearly two hours of music. Baltimore Orioles

The Soul Crooners - (from left) Leon S. Pitts II, Sheldon Rhoden, Nate Jacobs, Charles Manning, and Michael Mendez - knocked '70s favorites out of the park. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Earley Dean, another favorite of WBTT patrons, did the honors as master of ceremonies in the larger-than-life role of Cedric Soulchild. Baltimore Orioles

Derric Gobourne Jr. - known to theatre regulars for his amazing dance moves - stepped lively onstage, adding to the party atmosphere. Baltimore Orioles

Soul Crooner Leon S. Pitts II loves to engage an audience, especially the ladies! Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

As evening fell, the moon rose over the Left Field Pavilion. Baltimore Orioles

The Soul Crooners knocked '70s favorites out of the park. Baltimore Orioles

The singing and dancing were backed by musicians James E. "Jay" Dodge II, WBTT music director and bass player (pictured here); Todd Bellamy on piano; Jamar Camp on auxiliary keys; Etienne "EJ" Porter on drums; and Willie "TFox" Thompson on guitar. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Performers engaged the appreciative fans, many of whom danced, clapped and sung along to the familiar tunes. Baltimore Orioles

The Oriole Bird joined the Soul Crooners and band on stage, dancing to a rousing rendition of "Rockin' Robin". Baltimore Orioles

The Oriole Bird joined the Soul Crooners and band on stage, dancing to a rousing rendition of "Rockin' Robin". Baltimore Orioles

Before the concert, sponsors and WBTT supporters enjoyed food, drink, and conversation in the Third Base Lounge. Baltimore Orioles

The Oriole Bird mingled with event sponsors and WBTT supporters in the Third Base Lounge. Baltimore Orioles

Early arrivals for the show enjoyed refreshments along the stadium concourse. Baltimore Orioles

The concert concluded with a dazzling fireworks display as the Crooners performed "Love Train"._ Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe_

Fireworks marked the finale of an exciting evening at the '70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium. Baltimore Orioles