We are thrilled to partner with CATCO and the James Preston Poindexter Foundation for the celebration of I,Too, Sing America: Harlem Renaissance 100 in September. CATCO will present Eubie! at the historic Lincoln Theatre September 7-15. Eubie! took Broadway by storm when it premiered in 1978. This revue features the music of famous jazz/swing musician Eubie Blake and contains twelve songs from the landmark 1921 production of Shuffle Along.
Please join us for two special events in collaboration with Eubie!:
Opening Night Salon at the c1895 Garden Manor
Friday, September 7 | Tickets: $50 and includes Friday 9/7 performance of Eubie! – available at 614-469-0939
Join us following Opening Night of Eubie! for a salon mirroring those held during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Mingle with cast members, artists, and educators in this incredible home that served as the cultural and artistic heart of the African American community for more than five decades. The Garden Manor is one of Columbus’ very finest private residences – we can’t imagine a more fabulous venue for an after-party! Dessert, savories and wine await you at this New York City style late-night gathering conveniently located near the Lincoln Theatre.
This event is hosted by Al Waddell and Allen Baker, and jointly presented by CATCO and Columbus Landmarks, for the benefit of the James Preston Poindexter Foundation and in recognition of I Too, Sing, America: Harlem Renaissance 100.
Walking Tour of the King-Lincoln District
Saturday, September 15 at 12pm | Tickets: $10 – available at 614-469-0939 (Tour ends in time for 2pm matinee performance of Eubie!)
Columbus Landmarks and the James Preston Poindexter Foundation present a walking tour of the King-Lincoln neighborhood prior to the 2pm matinee final performance of Eubie! Tour capacity is limited.
Whether you know it as the Blackberry Patch, Bronzeville, or the Birthplace of Jazz in Columbus, the vibrancy of the King-Lincoln District is from the people who lived there. African-Americans of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, from laborers to doctors and entrepreneurs, called this neighborhood home. By the 1920s Long Street was the center of commercial, social and entertainment life with many black owned and operated businesses. The tour will begins and ends at the historic Lincoln Theatre.
I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 creates a catalyst to unite, collaborate and celebrate the Columbus black arts community through education, exposure, and expression. I, Too, Sing America draws from our city’s diverse community of creators, makers, artists, educators and organizations. LEARN MORE