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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (map)
315 E. Warren Ave.
phone (313) 494-5800; (313) 494-5855 (FAX)

An Evening with Jontavious Willis

Thu., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.
phone 734-241-5277

Every generation or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. At the age of 21, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one. “That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind,” Taj Mahal said after inviting Jontavious to play on stage in 2015. “He’s a great new voice of the 21st century in the acoustic blues. I just love the way he plays.” Free
Ida Branch Library (map)
3016 Lewis Ave
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone 734-269-2191
An Evening with Jontavious Willis

The Big Gig! Blues Concert

Sat., Feb. 24, 7-10:30 p.m.
phone 734-241-5277

Monroe County's 31st Annual Black History Month Blues Concert stars multiple Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster, blues/rock firebrand Anthony Gomes and Detroiter Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. An extremely popular event, The Big Gig! requires no advance tickets. Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served until theater capacity is reached. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Free
Monroe County Community College - Meyer Theater (map)
1555 S. Raisinville Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 242-7300
The Big Gig! Blues Concert

An Evening with Hubby Jenkins

Tue., Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.
phone 734-241-5277

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. After years of busking around the country and making a name for himself, in 2010 Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and has since been an integral part of the Grammy Award winning group while continuing to perform solo concerts. Free
Monroe County Library - Bedford Branch (map)
8575 Jackman Road
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 847-6747; (734) - (FAX)
An Evening with Hubby Jenkins
Detroit Historical Museum (map)
5401 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 833-1805; (313) 833-5342 (FAX)

Motown Museum Presents: Black Legacy

Wed., Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m.
phone 313-875-2264

A celebration of the history of Black Family Businesses in Detroit. Hear the stories of the Gordy, Mays, Cole, and Thomas families and their business successes and failures, business advice and core family values that have helped shape and sustain their businesses. Plus, get expert advice from TechTown's Paul Riser Jr. Free
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