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Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9, 2014 – In celebration of African-American History Month and the Apollo Theater’s 80th Anniversary, the theater will open its doors for a FREE WEEKEND of rich history and top-shelf entertainment!
Saturday, February 8 from 1PM-5PM – Hosted by the Apollo’s Tour Director and Ambassador, Billy Mitchell, the afternoon will walk you down memory lane with performances by the Harlem Swing Dance Society, All The Way’s Brandon J. Dirden, Amateur Night’s Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Apollo Live’s Petawane Burris, Harlem Arts Alliance’s Keith “The Captain” Gamble, Harlem Jazz Shrines’ Claudia Hayden, cast members from Motown: the Musical, RhythmAndSoulRadio.com DJs, rappers Loaded Lux and JSWISS, Winter Wonderland’s Acapella Soul, and Amateur Night’s Jaylene Clark-Owens.
The day also includes a preview of the Apollo’s upcoming Tribute to La Guarachera de Cuba: The Queen Celia Cruz with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and the New York Amsterdam News’ Herb Boyd with Apollo President Jonelle Procope and Executive Producer Mikki Shepard. Neither tickets nor reservations are necessary to attend. Doors open at 12:30PM. General admission until seating capacity is reached.
Sunday, February 9 at 5PM – The day’s celebration of spiritual music continues with a rousing concert hosted by Liz Black, featuring Gospel Amateur Night’s Ryta, Winter Wonderland’s Refining Faith and starring the incomparable Apollo Legend, Pastor Shirley Caesar! Please visit https://www.apollotheater.org/open-house-gospel-rsvp to RSVP for this FREE event!
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