Ranky Tanky with special guest Ms. Lisa Fischer

Funky Fusion of Gullah and R&B

Come Ranky Tanky With Us!

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer joins Grammy-winning Roots band Ranky Tanky for an unforgettable performance—it’s “gon' be lit!!”

Ranky Tanky is a Gullah phrase for “get funky.” The band by the same name gets funky when they combine songs handed down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern U.S. with their own original compositions in the Gullah tradition. They won a Grammy in 2019 for Best Regional Roots Album for their Billboard No 1. hit album “Good Time.”

After singing with the legendary Luther Vandross for two decades, Ms. Fischer earned her first Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “How Can I Ease The Pain.” She sang toe-to-toe with Mick Jagger for The Rolling Stones’ 1989 Steel Wheels Tour and graced their stage for 26 years. She was featured in the 2013 documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences of background singers, and scored another Grammy for Best Music Film. In addition to Luther Vandross and The Rolling Stones, Ms. Fischer has collaborated with Tina Turner, Sting, YoYo Ma, Springsteen and many more.

Saturday, October 14 at 8:00pm

Rialto Center for the Arts, Theater
80 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, Rialto Center For The Arts, Belonging at GSU


College of the Arts


Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Campus, Alpharetta Campus, Clarkston Campus, Decatur Campus, Dunwoody Campus, Newton Campus


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public, Emeriti, Perimeter College Retirees


COTA Feature Event, Rialto Series




$46 and up

Rialto Center for the Arts


Host University/Institution/Unit/Company

Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University

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