Common, Chrisette Michelle Headline Heineken Red Star Soul Concert

Grammy-award winning rapper Common will be among the artists on board to perform at this year's Heineken Red Star Soul concert series.The event, which kicks off Aug. 15 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, will feature various entertainers including Chrisette Michelle, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq and Raheem DeVaughn.In addition to the performers, Heineken Red Star Soul will include appearances from DJs Jazzy Jeff, D-Nice and Cassidy.The event will also recognize a member of the local music community at each tour stop with the Heineken Independent Achiever award.The award, which was established in 2006, honors individuals who demonstrate the hustle, integrity and drive necessary to be successful while inspiring others.Eight Heineken Independent Achiever award recipients will accept their award on-stage during the Heineken Red Star Soul concert in their hometown."Heineken Red Star Soul was created to honor the achievements of soul and R&B musicians and others who inspire others with their talent and tenacity," said Heineken USA brand director Andy Glaser. "With our concert performances and by honoring our Heineken Independent Achievers, we salute luminaries and rising stars who continue to make valuable contributions to soul and R&B music."The concert series comes as Common celebrates the release of his latest album, Finding Forever.The following is a list of tour dates for the Heineken Red Star Soul concert series:8/28 - Raphael Saadiq, Chrisette Michelle and Teadra Moses -- Cleveland, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame9/4 - Common and Raheem DeVaughn -- Detroit, Seldom Blues9/13 - Erykah Badu and Chrisette Michelle -- Chicago, Crobar9/18 - Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Emily King -- Atlanta, Opera9/26 - Common and Teadra Moses -- Washington, D.C., Love10/3 - Erykah Badu and Raheem DeVaughn -- Philadelphia, World Café Live10/23 - Alicia Keys and DJ Cassidy -- New York, Spotlight Live