The Old Theater Presents Jonathan Blanchard in “History to Hip Hop”
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Vocalist and Performer
Tickets $25 ($20 for members, military, and students) are on sale now at www.oldtheater.org, Nautical Wheelers in Oriental, and the Old Theater Box Office on the night of the performance.
Jonathan Blanchard is a highly respected and multi-talented artist, musician, historian, and storyteller bringing an electrifying, interactive concert and storytelling experience to The Old Theater in “History to Hip Hop.” Along with his band, Blanchard chronicles the evolution of African American music from inspirational field songs to gospel, jazz, R&B, blues, funk, and hip hop. Soul singer, actor, songwriter, and performer rooted since childhood in the Memphis music scene, Blanchard is heavily influenced by artists who preceded him such as Earth Wind and Fire, The Bar-Kays, and W.C. Handy. Blanchard’s soulful delivery of music has a seductive sound reminiscent of artists such as Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and Nat King Cole. Jonathan Blanchard’s concerts are leaving an indelible impact on audiences and touching communities across the southeast. This one is a jewel in The Old Theater’s crown.
The Old Theater Box Office opens at 6:30 PM / Doors open at 7:00 PM / Show begins at 7:30 PM
All proceeds go to support The Old Theater Corp., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Community Outreach: Jonathan Blanchard teaches history through music and will be performing for Pamlico County youth and adults on Friday, May 20th at the Holt’s Chapel Community Center, 136 Janiero Road, Oriental, NC 28571. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. and admission is free. The entire community is encouraged to attend.
These performances are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Old Theater Corp.