Rondo Community Music on Selby Series

WALKER|WEST & THE HARLAN BOSS FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS PRESENT

The Rondo Community Music Series Featuring: Ashley DuBose

Vocalist Ashley DuBose kicks off the Rondo Community Music Series at Walker|West Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a free, community-focused music series exploring the past, present and future of music in the Central Selby Corridor. Presented by Walker|West in partnership with the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts and The Selby Jazz Festival, the new music series is fueled by music, community, the rich past of the Historic Rondo Neighborhood and the vibrant Central Selby Corridor.

Friday, September 13
Walker|West
760 Selby Ave., St. Paul

Doors open at 7 p.m.
Show begins at 7:30 p.m
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Free and open to the public
If you plan to attend, please call 651-2224-2929 or RSVP online by September 6.

Other Series Dates

7 p.m., Saturday, October 26
Triple Encore Performance:
Twin Cities All Star Tribute to Ray Hargrove
Walker|West Faculty led by Kevin Washington

7 p.m, Saturday, November 16
Triple Encore Performance:
From R & B to Gospel: Robinson, Duncan & Duncan, and DP Voices
Walker|West Faculty led by Mr. Duncan

7 p.m., Saturday, December 7
Featured Artist:

Desean Jones of Detroit Music Factory

About The Rondo Community & This Music Series

Beginning in the 1910s and 1920s, the Rondo Community experienced a social and cultural boom.  Music and theater flourished.  African-American churches, businesses, and schools set down roots, creating a strong community.  The construction of Interstate 94 between 1956 and 1968 cut the community in half, displacing over 700 residents, and fracturing Rondo’s identity as a cultural center.

With the support of the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts and the Rondo Land Trust: More Jazz on Selby initiative,  Walker|West presents this four-month series as a way to bring back the social and cultural boom of the old Rondo Community. This inaugural series is called the Rondo Community Music Series and focuses on bringing the community together through music.

Walker|West creates a music learning community rooted in the African-American cultural experience, where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather, explore and grow through music.