"I Have a Dream Concert"

      Blues musician Lloyd Jones joined us today for the "I Have Dream Conert". Over 20 Portland Luminaries From the Jazz, Blues, R&B and Folk Music Community Join Forces for an NAACP Fundraiser - January 18 - Alberta Rose Theatre

      A BENEFIT For NAACP'S ACT-SO Youth Advancement Program
      * Advance TIX: click here or 503-764-4131
      * $20 general admission, $10 Students + Oregon Trail Card holders
      * $50 VIP tickets include Reserved Seating + Champagne 'Meet & Greet' with Artists after the show

      Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be turning 84 this year, but his memory and his work live on. To honor that legacy, a grand-scale tribute show entitled the 'I HAVE A DREAM CONCERT' has been organized featuring over 30 of the most notable and nationally-known Jazz, Blues, Gospel, R&B, Funk, Soul, Folk and Roots musicians living in Portland.

      Performers include such longtime Portland jazz and R&B talents as Gordon Lee, Reggie Houston, Ural Thomas, Shirley Nanette, LaRhonda Steele, Lloyd Jones, Janice Scroggins and Carlton Jackson and Gary Harris, among others. Some younger jazz/blues artists like Joe McMurrian and pianist Steve Kerin will perform. And owing to the deep folk component of the original Civil Rights movement, some of the top socially-minded musicians in Portland such as Kory Quinn, Hunter Paye and hip hop artist Mic Crenshaw will appear. Also in attendance, playing washtub bass with the Tin-Pan Alley Cats, is Christopher Yarrow, whose father Peter Yarrow, sang "Blowin' in the Wind" at Dr. King's original 'I Have a Dream' speech.

      Profits from the show will benefit the NAACP's high school student program ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics), a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. Click here for more information about this program.