Sheila E.

Dec. 12
7 p.m.
Electro Pop, Funk, R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

Singer and percussion maestro Sheila Escovedo celebrates her 61st birthday with a triple confluence of twelves (her favorite number according to longtime manager Gilbert Davison): month, day, and years since she last played First Avenue with Prince. It’s also her first headlining show at the Mainroom since 1984, when Prince-produced The Glamorous Life debuted. On 2017’s Iconic: Message 4 America, Sheila and notable guests (Ringo Starr, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins) cover classics from the Beatles, Staples, Sly, Marvin Gaye, and Allen Toussaint as inspiration for peace, love, and resistance.