Darkness RISING Block Party & Benefit Concert
BLACK BROADWAY DOES BLACK MENTAL HEALTH
Join the Black Broadway community as they perform inspirational songs at the Darkness RISING: Live 4 Block Party! The 4th annual concert benefits Darkness RISING Nonprofit, a 501(c)3 organization which provides direct mental health resources to the Black community. The event will be on 2 blocks on N. 6th St. between Bedford and Wythe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 3-8pm. The event will include a free African dance class, mental health professionals, vendors, live music, giveaways and more. This event will be hosted by Justin Jorrell, and is free and open to the public.
Darkness RISING welcomes Tony and Grammy Award winner and Broadway legend, Lillias White (DREAMGIRLS, THE LIFE, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, FELA, more), as well as Chester Gregory (C.H.E.S.S.) (MOTOWN, SISTER ACT, HAIRSPRAY), Nick Rashad Burroughs (TINA, KINKY BOOTS), Angela Birchett (THE CLARK SISTERS MOVIE, THE COLOR PURPLE), Ayoinmotion (ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CARNEGIE HALL), Ashley Ware – Jenkins (THE LION KING, THE COLOR PURPLE NAT’L TOUR), Brennyn Lark, (DREAMGIRLS WEST END, LES MISERABLES), Jo’Nathan Michael (THE COLOR PURPLE NAT’L TOUR), Gerard M. Williams (THE COLOR PURPLE NAT’L TOUR), Cedrina Shari (BONEY M), Sheniqua Trotman (Background vocalist for DIANA ROSS ), Anita Welch (AVENUE Q NAT’L TOUR), J. Daughtry (MOTOWN, BEAUTIFUL), Khalifa White (CAROLINE OR CHANGE), Elizabeth Adabale (THE COLOR PURPLE NAT’L TOUR), Jason Williams (A BRONX TALE NAT’L TOUR), and Darkness RISING Founding Executive Director, Carlita Victoria (MADAGASCAR LIVE CHINA).