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Marian Anderson Awards

Tuesday
Nov 12, 2019
8:30 PM
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Overview

2019 MARIAN ANDERSON AWARD GOES TO KOOL & THE GANG

November Gala and Concert to Honor Award-Winning R&B Group

Gala Dinner and Concert ticket package available starting at $500 per person! See details below:

BUY GALA PACKAGE

$500 Patron Level

  • Choice Concert seating on the Orchestra Level
  • Black-Tie Gala Dinner catered by Garces
  • $275 portion of purchase is tax-deductible

$1000 Benefactor level includes:

  • Premium Concert seating within the Orchestra and First Tier Boxes 
  • Preferred seating at the Black-Tie Gala Dinner catered by Garces
  • Exclusive Benefactor Reception with the Honoree
  • $725 portion of purchase is tax-deductible

Kool & the Gang will receive the 2019 Marian Anderson Award on November 12, 2019, during the eagerly anticipated Gala and Concert at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. American R&B, jazz, soul, funk and disco group Kool & the Gang has influenced the music of three generations and have become true recording industry legends. The Marian Anderson Award was created to celebrate critically acclaimed artists who have used their talents for personal artistic expression and/or whose body of work has contributed to our society in a positive and singular manner.

American R&B, jazz, soul, funk and disco group Kool & the Gang officially launched in 1969 and have performed continuously longer than any other R&B group in history.  Kool & the Gang have earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. In 2014, they were honored with the BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2015, the group took their place as American musical icons with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This year, Kool & the Gang will be celebrating their 50th anniversary of performing as a group.

 

 

Emcee: Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

 

Performances By:

Bill Jolly

Bill Jolly and the Hard Drive Band

Bri Steves

Bri Steves

 

Carol Riddick

Carol Riddick

Jeff Bradshaw

Jeff Bradshaw

 

Lady Alma

Lady Alma

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

 

Matt Cappy

Matt Cappy

Valerie Gay and the Ever Ensemble

Valerie Gay and the Ever Ensemble

 

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Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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