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The Mighty Messengers of Soul delivers your favorite Soul and classic R&B songs and music that
makes you happy. Guaranteeing Soul-Injected Fun, this band keeps you on the dance floor.
Their several years of performing in the Triangle energize loyal fans who love the way these
seven seasoned musicians revitalize your favorite tunes and connect you to new ones you’ll

Long-time Durham favorite Terry Wiley shares lead vocals with Las Vegas veteran guitarist
Delaney Mcquaig. Bill Beamon adds sweet soulful sax while Greensboro’s James Yourse grinds
the keys so fine he’s known as “Coffee”. Gary Messenger punctuates with his percussion and
harp while American Idol Tour drummer Cedric Hardin and bassist Ken Smith maintain the
heartbeat so the Soul shines through.  Their mission is to entertain you and they make that happen.

Stanley Baird joins the entertainment lineup as a guest performer. He is an acclaimed jazz
musician, composer and entertainer. He’s played the sax with such greats as Stevie Wonder,
the Temptations and many, many others. He’ll be joining the Mighty Messengers of Soul in both
a jazz set during dinner and more songs as the evening progresses.

Also making a guest appearance is Durham native, Constance Prince who performed for many
years in various venues from gospel music to the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. She’s now
claiming her rightful place as Durham’s Lady of Soul, bringing audiences to their feet when she

DJ Heavy will keep the music playing, making sure this New Year’s Eve crowd has no break in
the fun. With 35 years of spinning the tunes in the Bull City, DJ Heavy is a staple in the
community. He’s known for his community service, cigars and using his music to bring people

Dinner Menu
Sliced Spiral Ham
Chicken Wing Drummettes
Fried Catfish
Black Eyed Peas
Potato Salad
Spinach Cranberry Salad