Local nonprofit Music Moves is celebrating Black Music Month with a lineup of native talent. Each weekend in June, Music Moves will be presenting a series of free online concerts via its website and social media pages in honor of Black musicianship. Artists from all over the state of Arkansas will be performing in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of African Americans to music of all genres.
Music Moves is committed to educating and engaging the community by making high-quality performances of Black music accessible to everyone. Due to the pandemic, the organization is celebrating Black Music Month virtually. And while the celebration will be online in June, the organization is planning on future live programming and educational curriculum is already being developed with community organizations and artists.
Programming for Black Music Month opens June 5 with the spotlight on local Hip Hop/Rap artists during Freestyle Fridays, in partnership with radio station KISS 105.3. Saturday evenings will showcase a variety of R&B, Jazz, Blues, and Soul tributes in A Salute to the Legends, while Sunday Service will be presented twice each Sunday in June - once at noon and once at 6pm - featuring Gospel greats to start your week right. Performances will be broadcast on the Music Moves website and Facebook page, with Freestyle Fridays gaining additional play at KISS 105.3.
Check out the schedule and artist lineup below!