A Tribute to the Elders – Recognizing the Past and Present
Part of Berkshire County’s first Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival
Great Barrington, MA – A Tribute to the Elders ceremony honors and recognizes African-American residents of Berkshire County age 70 and above who have paved the way for present and future generations with their contributions. The July 9 program at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Mass. will pay homage to their struggles and deep commitment to family and community, as well as their enduring legacy of courage and inspiration.
Honorees will first be celebrated at an invitation only luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Castle Street Café in Great Barrington. The public is invited to attend a 2 p.m. program filled with music, dance, poetry and an awards presentation at Mahaiwe.
The ceremony will feature performance by Paradox Jazz Trio, Youth Alive, and the Olga Dunn Dance Company. The keynote speaker is Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed; the master of ceremony is Minister Warren Dews Jr.
Ticket prices range from $5 to $25; $5 for seniors, $10 for individuals and $25 for a family of four. Tickets are available online at Mahaiwe, 413-528-0100, or at Mahaiwe’s box office.
About The Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival
Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival celebrates the diverse traditions of African-American community, arts and culture, history and heritage in Berkshire County and across the nation. The festival includes a wide variety of programming throughout the Berkshires by participating arts and heritage organizations and groups, including Barrington Stage Company, Tanglewood, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, the Du Bois Center, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Multicultural BRIDGE, the Colonial Theatre, the Upper Housatonic Valley African-American Heritage Trail, Mass MoCA, and many others. For more information visit Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival
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