Some people may tell you that the right mood of music can set the tone for the perfect romantic evening. They are so right. And nothing does that better than romantic soul music. Jimmy Mak’s knows this, so on that one very special day of the year, St. Valentine’s Day, they have put together a show featuring The Portland Soul All-Stars for a night of music by Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and more.

The Portland Soul All-Stars are fronted by vocalists LaRhonda Steele, Sean Holmes and Tahirah Memory. The band will be “King Louie” Pain on the Hammond B-3, saxophonist Renato Caranto, Mike Doolin on guitar; and Micah Kassell on drums. The Portland Soul All-Stars have staged tributes to many late-great soul music legends including James Brown, Wilson Pickett, and Etta James, as well as to various soul genres, including Memphis Soul, Philly Soul, Sweet Summer Soul, and Romantic Soul. The group’s performances have received raves from critics and audiences alike for not only capturing the spirit of the original hits, but also putting the music into the context of the artists’ remarkable lives and careers.

It all happens on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th at Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th Ave. There will be two shows, one at 7:00 pm and another at 9:30 pm. These are 21 & older only events. Tickets may be purchased in advance through www.tickettomato.com. General admission is $12.00 for non-guaranteed seating, and $15.00 reserved (dinner purchase also required).