African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues and Gospel Series

The concerts by Philip Dutton, Dom Flemons, and Scott Ainsley have been postponed until fall, 2020.  If you have purchased tickets, you may either retain them for the future or we will send you a refund.  Please send your refund request by email:  admin@sumnerhall.org.

Sumner Hall strives to promote an understanding of the African American experience within the context of American history and culture and to serve as a showcase for the African American experience on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

An important part of this history and culture is the legacy of Black America in jazz, gospel, and blues. This year is our second annual concert series. We will continue to shed much-needed light on this immense body of music through the Sumner Hall concert series produced by retired Mainstay founder and director, Tom McHugh.

McHugh contacted his friends who have performed at the Mainstay over the years to take the stage at Sumner Hall for this unique series.  The list includes Grammy nominees, WC Handy awardees, national names, and local favorites. In addition to great music by outstanding performers, we will open the floor for questions and discussion at the end of each concert.  Join us for this unique celebration of African American culture and history! Tickets for the first performance are available on Eventbrite, by emailing info@sumnerhall.org or by calling 443.282.0023.

Postponed Until Fall 2020
Philip Dutton
The Music of Allen Toussaint

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Postponed Until Fall 2020
Dom Flemons
The Racial Baggage of the Banjo

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Postponed Until Fall 2020
Scott Ainsley
The Seeds that Made Roots Music

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