About the Band

"YOU. WILL. NOT. STOP. DANCING. The best part about living in the '2000's is the different genres of music that smash like atoms, creating a brilliant flash of energy. Such is the genesis of the Inner City All Stars, who slams together old-school funk, New Orleans jazz, D.C. GO-GO, rap from back in the day and blaxploitation wah-wah rock into one big booty-shakin' jam." - JONANNA WIDNER, DALLAS OBSERVER


National TV Performance Showtime at the Apollo in NYC
Armed Forces Entertainment 2008 Tour of Japan, Guam, and Okinawa
The band is apart of the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Neighborhood Touring Program Roster Artist
Appeared on Rickey Smiley's Big City Talent w/ Wyclef of the Fugees
Support band For Grammy Winners Brave Combo,The Family Stone, Morris Day, Bo Diddley, Bowling For Soup, ReBirth Brass Band 

Calvin Sexton

Music Director

• Leader of international touring ensemble Inner City All-Stars, LLC: www.innercityallstars.com

2015 Grammy Nominated Educator of the Year Semifi­nalist

• Producer of Inner City All-Stars album, Gotta Move on, and creator of upcoming Album to be released

• National TV Performance Showtime at the Apollo in NYC, Received a standing ovation

• “BEST BAND” of the year

Association for the Promotion of College Activities

• Tour of Japan, Guam, and Okinawa- Armed Forces Entertainment

• Performed at Notable venues that include: Tipitina’s (New Orleans) Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas), WorkPlay (Birmingham), Riverwalk Center for the Arts (Brecken­ridge, CO), Camp Foster (Okinawa) and over 200 Colleges and Universities across the United States.

• Juried Showcased winner for the Performing Arts Exchange(PAE) and the Western Arts Alliance (WAA)

• Approved Touring Roster Artist for the Texas Commission on the Arts, Mid America Arts Alliance and Community Arts Program (Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs)

• Bachelors in Music Performance (Minor, Music Theory) from University of North Texas College of Music

• University of North Texas Concerto Competition Winner and performed a solo with the Symphony Orchestra

• Performed and worked with artist that include: Erykah Badu, Atlantic Star, Gladys Knight, Luckey Peterson, Brave Combo

• Cruise Ship Musician

• Music Arranger for Churches that include: St. Emmanuel (Denton, TX) Lutheran Resurrection Santa Clara, CA), Jubilee Community Church (San Jose) New Beginning Church (Irving, TX) Fellowship Church(Dallas) and Elevate Church (Frisco

• Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

• Eagle Scout