The second full week of June continues with another influx of talented Black musicians. From the blues to The Delfonics, there is a range of shows to visit this week inspired by African American culture.
Silver Spring Blues Festival, June 11-17 on Ellsworth Drive
The Blues were created by African American artists in the Deep South in the late 1800's.This free festival is often characterized a two day block party by patrons. It will take place on the pedestrian friendly Ellsworth Drive, in the center of Downtown Silver Spring.
Kindred The Family Soul, June 16 at The Birchmere
Kindred The Family Soul is the married couple Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. As part of the neo-soul movement, the couple has had several Billboard hits and won multiple awards.
CeCe Winans, June 16 at Warner Theatre
Winans is half of an award-winning gospel, brother-sister duo. Her work has reinvented the contemporary style and perception of gospel music.
The Delfonics, June 17 at the Howard Theatre
The Howard Theatre opened in 1910 to promote talented Black artists. Since its inception, it has held a legacy of hosting some of the greatest artists for diverse audiences and audiences of color. On Saturday, the Delfonics, the R&B/Soul group from Philly who influenced the sounds of the 70's, will perform at the theatre.