Loading Events

« All Events

Black History Month Program

February 28 @ 6:30 pm | $15.00
Thompson, Harvey

An exciting music program will be held in the lobby of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame on February 28 at 6:30 p.m. featuring the legendary Harvey Thompson who will also be joined by Music Achiever Edsel Holden, an educator and one of the original organizers of the W.C. Handy Music Festival.

These performers will honor music of Alabama’s many African American music achievers including songs by W.C. Handy, Nat King Cole, Martha Reeves, Percy Sledge, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett, Big Mama Thornton, and others. “You will hear the music and the stories of these legends that changed the world of music forever,” said Dixie Griffin.

Harvey Thompson is a Hall of Fame inductee, with an impressive career spanning five decades, and is a former board member for the Hall of Fame. He has played with many greats including Clarence Carter, George Michael, The Commodores, Wilson Pickett and more. Thompson has been a member of many groups, but is most closely identified with the Muscle Shoals Horns, a session group comprised of Thompson, Charles Rose, Harrison Calloway, and Ronnie Eades. With this group, in addition to play on countless hits, Thompson went on tour with Elton John in the 1970s. The group was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2016 for their decades of accomplishments in music.

Edsel Holden is a bronze star Alabama Music Achiever who has been an educator and program coordinator for decades. One of the original organizers of the long running W.C. Handy Festival, Edsel has conducted many special concerts including one series on Black History that was invited to perform in Washington D.C., for the National Geographic Society.

Other talented musicians that will be play with the band include singer Marc “Dap” Miller, drummer Jeremy Freemen, and Harvey Thompson, Jr. on the keyboard.


February 28
6:30 pm


Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Tuscumbia, AL United States + Google Map