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January 17 - 3:00 pm

Sweet Honey In The Rock: MLK Day Celebration


Sweet Honey In The Rock: MLK Day Celebration – Reclaiming the Beloved Community

8pm

Join Washington, D.C.-based, African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock®, as they mark this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a celebration of hope, resilience, and new beginnings. The ensemble will take the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre, where they will connect with an audience of thousands who join via Zoom from around the world. 

The concert will feature an exciting lineup of special guests including Kiki Shepard, Keith David, Mumu Fresh, Azar Lawrence, and Wycliffe Gordon who reflect the life of Reverend King and offer words of inspiration for the future.


Sweet Honey In The Rock® is an internationally renowned Grammy Award® nominated female a cappella vocal quartet with a history of 47 years of distinguished service as activists and artists. They remain among the most relevant musical collectives in music today; both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education, and entertainment. By embracing the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation, the magnificence of their voices and inspired messages engage the ear, lift the soul, and stimulate the mind in a positive journey you will not soon forget.

The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated and internationally renowned group currently consists of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Rochelle Rice, Christie Dashiell, and features Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass. This performance will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Barbara Hunt.

 

 

Stay with Us

Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink, enjoy a short walk to our 1920s Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.

The Dining Experience

Garth Newel Music Center has a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. After many of our concerts our resident chef, Josh Elliott prepares a meal served right in the concert hall. The musicians join the audience in sharing good food and great company.