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Title:Return to Our Roots
Date:4/20/2024 (Saturday)
Address:Town of ExmoreMain Street
Location:Exmore, VA
Hours:10:00 AM to 10:32 PM
Cost/Cover:FREE for Town Park segment of event; donation for evening function at the Do Drop Inn.
Web Page:https://www.exmore.org/events
Contact Info:7576518260
Details:The inaugural “Return to Our Roots” is a two-phase experience that begins in the Exmore Town Park in downtown Exmore then moves to the legendary Do Drop Inn on Bayford Road in Weirwood. This exciting family friendly celebration showcases and pays tribute to the diverse musical traditions of Virginia's Eastern Shore with a focus on the contributions and legacy of musicians of color. The daytime segment, in the Exmore Town Park also celebrates the convergence of three national landmark events Earth Day 2024, National Parks Day and National Volunteer Week. This first segment is packed with activities including free health-screening booths, vendors, food and beverage, kid-friendly games---and plenty of music. The headliner is Paul Pesco, a nationally known guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed with international musical icons like Cher, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack and many others. Other national and local talent is set to entertain, and there will be a guest performance by international bass baritone, Alvy Powell. Mr. Powell, a resident of the Eastern Shore has performed at Carnegie Hall, La Scala other opera houses of the world. He has also performed at the White House. In the evening, “Back to Our Roots” will transition to the historic Do Drop Inn in Weirwood for a fund-raising concert featuring more music, across multiple genres, representing the rich music of our region. The Do Drop is the oldest black-owned, continuously operated establishment on the Eastern Shore, Its walls are covered with memorabilia of luminaires like Author "Big Boy" Crudup, and it has the best dance floor on the Shore, bar none! Food & beverages available. Come enjoy an authentic musical experience.
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Arts and Entertainment
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