NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville’s famed Fisk Jubilee Singers will be honored as part of the Music City Soul Series event featuring a concert by Grammy-Award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ on February 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Studio Gallery at Fontanel, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation (NCVC) announced. The concert will serve as a fundraiser for the Fisk Jubilee Singers, who are also slated to perform, along with The Farm and additional musical artists. The Music City Soul Series, a program of the NCVC, is produced during Black History Month and honors the contributions of African American musicians to Music City.
“It is critical that Nashville continuously honor our heritage and when you speak of Music City, that means the Fisk Jubilee Singers,” said Butch Spryidon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitor Corporation. “The Fisk Jubilee Singers were the first musical touring group from this city and began a legacy that musical artists have followed ever since. They represent the core of our musical roots.”
Tickets for the event are $75 and go on sale Saturday, January 12 at 9 a.m. They can be purchased through the Fontanel Box Office in person from 9 – 5 daily, by calling 615-724-1600, or online at www.fontanelmansion.com. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
About the Fisk Jubilee Singers
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, TN., who sing and travel worldwide. The original Jubilee Singers introduced ‘slave songs’ to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition known today as Negro spirituals.
They broke racial barriers in the US and abroad in the late 19th century and entertained Kings and Queens in Europe. At the same time, they raised money in support of their beloved school.
For a full list of events celebrating Black History Month visit http://www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/events/blackhistorymonth
The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, open for tours daily. The property includes the 2013 Southern Living Idea House under construction, the Woods Amphitheater concert series, events and activities at the Pepsi Studio Gallery, the Italian kitchen and wine bar at Cafe Fontanella, family friendly atmosphere, Disc golf, two miles of beautiful walking trails, and soon to open Ziplines & Prichard’s Distillery. For more information visit http://www.fontanelmansion.com/
About the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com.