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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

Come Back to the Blues: The B.B. King Blues Band…featuring Tito Jackson at Hayti in September

Posted by Maya Jackson on July 16, 2018

For Immediate Release
Angela Lee
804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27701


Hayti Heritage Center Announces Blues and Roots Celebration: A New Look for the Legendary Blues Festival


Durham, NC (July 16th, 2018) – The Bull Durham Blues Festival has a new look!  The Hayti Heritage Center presents its “Blues and Roots Celebration,” a two-day festival honoring the legacy of African American contributions to the Blues and Roots music genres.


The event takes place Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th, at the historic Hayti Heritage Center.  “We understand the long-standing tradition of the Bull Durham Blues Festival being an outdoor experience.  However, there is no better way to honor Hayti’s rich past, vibrant present and bright future than by presenting music rooted in the African American experience in a venue that remains an African American cultural hub for the City,” states Hayti Executive Director Angela Lee.


Friday’s celebration kicks off with a juke joint themed reception followed by performances from Baron Tymas and his band “Hit Ya Right Here” and Justin Robinson of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.


Blues and Roots excellence continues on Saturday with Lenora Helm performing her original production Blues Woman and concludes with the iconic B.B. King Blues Band with guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Tito Jackson of the famed Jackson family.  Blues and Roots will provide an unforgettable experience celebrating Hayti’s return to the blues.  This celebration supports the mission of keeping alive music rooted in the African American experience.  Tickets are now on sale at evenbrite (search Hayti Blues & Roots). For additional information contact Angela Lee at info@box2378.temp.domains or visit hayti.org.


About Hayti

Since 1891 the historic brick structure located at the corner of Fayetteville and Lakewood Streets has been a cultural hub for Durham’s African American community.  An anchor of “Black Wall Street,” the Center continues offering quality visual and performing arts program along with facility rentals and tours year round. From the acoustically near-flawless Performance Hall to the Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery to the Chuck Davis Dance Emporium, Hayti offers a vibrant space for artists, arts advocates, individuals, groups and organizations, and is committed to practices of equity and inclusion.  Owned and operated by St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Hayti’s future is as rich as its past and as vital as its present. Hayti.org.




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