The Blind Boys of Alabama to Perform at the White House in a Special A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement

The Blind Boys of Alabama to Perform in “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement”, Broadcast on PBS February 11th, 8pm EST on PBS Stations Nationwide.

“In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement,” is a concert in the White House East Room. President and Mrs. Obama will host the event in honor of Black History Month, and the evening will feature songs from the Civil Rights Movement performed by top entertainers, as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings.

Artists include Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Howard University Choir and The Freedom Singers, featuring Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Rutha Harris, Charles Neblett and Toshi Reagon, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Queen Latifah and Joanne Woodward will be guest speakers.

The music special, part of the WETA “In Performance at the White House” series, will air on February 11 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).

The Blind Boys of Alabama Tour Dates
2/11/2010 In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement, Washington DC
2/20/2010 University of Illinois – Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield IL
2/21/2010 The College of William and Mary – Kimball Theater, Wiliamsburg VA
2/25/2010 California State University, Chico – Laxson Auditorium, Chico CA
2/26/2010 Knitting Factory, Reno NV
3/4/2010 Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara CA
3/6/2010 UCLA Live, Los Angeles CA
3/7/2010 Belly Up, Solana Beach CA
3/19/2010 Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin NC
3/25/2010 The Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Huntsville AL
4/23/2010 Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa FL
4/24/2010 WCHS Theatre, Wellington FL
4/25/2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans LA
4/26/2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans LA
5/16/2010 The Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores AL
6/12/2010 Festival de Fès, Fès Morocco
6/19/2010 International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven CT
12/11/2010 Berklee Performance Center, Boston MA
2/26/2011 Wintergrass Music Festival, Bellevue WA
2/27/2011 Wintergrass Music Festival, Bellevue WA

Tour dates are subject to change. Please check the local listing or contact the venue for information regarding tickets, showtimes, and addresses.

More information including support acts, links to most of the venues are listed at
http://rosebudus.com/blindboys/tourdates.html

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