Thursday’s Music

Jim Brickman.

Giving you the music a day early:

So who is Jim Brickman and why is he worth a $60 ticket? Well, Brickman is a solo piano performer who also sells a ton of albums, and is a huge act on the adult contemporary circuit. He’s also a Grammy nominee and an artist who has worked with people such as Michael W. Smith, Martina McBride and Lady Antebellum, and has a number of adult contemporary hits stretching back to 1996. And Brickman is bringing that all to Robinson Center Music Hall with a 7:30 p.m. start time. Tickets are $60.30 from Ticketmaster with all those nasty little surcharges included. The opening acts are country singer and American Idol alum Josh Gracin and adult contemporary pop singer Anne Cochran.

This Stickyz show was supposed to be a double-release party for two local hip-hop artists: Epiphany and Kwestion. Well, Epiphany is finishing his new album Such Is Life so wait on the soul-and-funk infused sound of it, but go and download Kwestion’s debut album Greater Than Great, a collection of hard-hitting beats and steady rhymes. The music still start at 9:30 p.m. with Kwestion backed by a live band. Also on the bill are soul singer Bijoux and Epiphany featuring Gina Gee and with One Night Stand will close out the night as they wrap up their Such Is Life Tour with a hometown show. It’s a 21-and-up event with a $10 cover. Females get in before 10:30 p.m. for $5.

Here’s Jim Brickman with “You” with a special guest: