The Freedman Cultural Center is presenting "Rejoice! A Celebration in Song Community Event" this Saturday at The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School in Downtown Lenoir. Tickets are $10 per person and are presale only.
Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas, who is helping to organize the event, said the concert and performances will represent a diverse group of people from across the City.
"We’ll have choirs, we’ll have soloists, and some dancers. We’ll have representation from the black churches and white churches, and that’s really what it’s all about," Mayor Pro Tem Thomas said. "This event is a chance for people to spend time together, to worship together, and to celebrate the Easter holiday with each other.”
The musical lineup for Rejoice! includes Toni Carlton, Derrick Walters, Rosa Russ, City of Lenoir Councilman Jonathan Beal, Nelson Brookshire, Felicity Dahn, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church Silver Steppers, New Covenant United Methodist Church Mass Choir, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church Anointed to Dance, and the First Church of God Mass Choir.
Mayor Joe Gibbons said he's happy to see the community coming together to celebrate, and he's glad to see more events coming to The Campus.
"Community events are important, and I'm glad this event is drawing performers from many different churches in the City," Mayor Gibbons said. "And we're bringing more attention to The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School, which is good. We are working to develop The Campus into an entertainment centerpiece in Downtown Lenoir and the more events we have at that venue, the better."
Rejoice! A Celebration in Song Community Event will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Saturday April 16, 2022. Tickets for the celebration are $10 for all ages, available for presale only.
For questions or to buy tickets, call Crissy Thomas at 240-461-4024, Ike Perkins at 828-729-5892, or Becky Gibbons at 828-850-4554. The public can also buy tickets by calling the Martin Luther King Center at 828-757-2170.
The entrance to the theater at The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School is off College Avenue.
The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School includes five buildings: the Lenoir High School auditorium, gymnasium, band building, trades/masonry building, and Mack Cook Stadium.