Juneteenth Black Heritage Concert: Gospel and Blues – The Roots of It All

Indiana Landmarks Black Heritage Preservation Program presents a special concert highlighting the history of gospel and blues music.

June 16, 2024

6 p.m to 8 pm. EDT
Pre-concert reception at 4 p.m. (VIP ticket required)
Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis

Note: Online ticket sales end June 16 at 1 p.m. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

In celebration of Juneteenth, a federally designated holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, Indiana Landmarks Black Heritage Preservation Program presents a special concert highlighting the history of gospel and blues music and its ties to Black faith, hope, and survival.

Gospel performers include Ethel McCane, narrator, and musicians Kelly Jo Nibbs, Pastor William Brown, Damon McCane, Henry Carter, Joyce Carter, and Richard Harvey. Blues performers include Kyle Long, narrator, and musicians Scrapper & Skelton, Kenny Dodson, Debbie Nelson, and Tad Robinson. Music Box with Lester Johnson and Ezra Bufford serves as the concert’s featured band.

A VIP pre-concert reception will feature food and drink along with an original multi-media theatrical performance by Bloomington’s Resilience Productions. Through Juneteenth: The Legacy of Opal Lee, the audience will meet Opal Lee, the grandmother of Juneteenth, as she invites attendees to reflect on the true meaning of Juneteenth and the importance of living a purposeful life.

TICKETS

Tickets cost $25/general public, $20/Indiana Landmarks member. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with concert beginning at 6 p.m. at Indiana Landmarks Center, which is accessible to all. Cash bar available. VIP tickets cost $50/general public, $40/Indiana Landmarks member, and include a pre-concert reception and theatrical performance beginning at 4 p.m. in Cook Theater.

Purchase your ticket using the form below, by visiting INLandmarksJuneteenth24.eventbrite.com, or by calling 317-639-4534 or 800-450-4534.

Note: Online ticket sales end June 16 at 1 p.m. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Proceeds benefit Indiana Landmarks Black Heritage Preservation Program.


With thanks to our Sponsors

Indianapolis Recorder Charlitta and Robin Winston Curry Auto Center IU Credit Union Newfields The National Bank of Indianapolis William & Karen Christensen Charitable Fund

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