Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The cast of Get On Up  and other celebrities received an exclusive look at Universal’s GET ON UP  tour experience at the Metropolitan Pavilion this past weekend at the American Black Film Festival in New York City. Celebrities in attendance participated in the tour by giving their own impersonation of the God Father of Soul and signing a vinyl record wall where they left impactful notes on how James Brown influenced their life.

Spotted at the event were Get On Up  castmates Chadwick Boseman (42, Draft Day), Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) and Director Tate Taylor (The Help) as well as Actress Niecy Nash (TV Land’s Soul Man with Cedric The Entertainer), DJ D Nice (celebrity DJ), Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday) and Jeff Friday (Founder of ABFF) along with his wife Nicole Friday.

As previously reported, the GET ON UP  tour will travel to New Orleans for Essence Fest’s 20 Year Anniversary on July 3-6, before returning to New York City on July 18.

Take a look at the photos below:

neicy signing

 Niecy Nash signing vinyl record

Get on Up Exhit

 GET ON UP  Tour Exhibit

guest singing0 Morris Chestnutt appears at the ' Get On Up ' installation

Guest singing/Morris Chestnut signing vinyl record

Get On Up Cast

Chadwick Boseman, Tika Sumpter and Jonathan Gist looking at photos from Get On Up


 Nelsan Ellis signing vinyl record with Nicole Friday

 movie memo

Guests looking at the Exhibit

Neicy Nash with DJ Nice
Niecy Nash spinning on the 1’s and 2’s with DJ D Nice

Photos Credits: Gulshan Kirat and ABFF