A History of Black Music in America
The Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission, Wheeling Heritage and the YWCA Wheeling invite you to an evening of entertainment, education and great performances!
As part of the Wheeling 250 celebration, this truly unique program will journey through the history and contributions of Black music in America. This trip through time will focus on the African American influence on the musical genres of our country. Starting with Negro Spirituals, it will follow the creative road map from jazz to blues, rock and roll to hip-hop and other genres between.
Hosted by Ron Scott Jr., the program includes musical clips, local historical information and live performances from several incredible local artists, including Candi Gardner, Keith Creighton, James D Watts Sr., Ezra John, Lonnette Walker, Reggie Watkins, LaRon Carroll, Voices of Praise, & Mr. Fancy Pants.
This event is free and open to the public, located in the Capitol Theatre Ballroom. We hope to see you at this family friendly community celebration that promises to entertain and educate!