Solange Knowles will also attend the event, as she was previously named the first recipient of the prize honoring “excellence at the intersection of arts and activism.” The Town Hall also announced activist Martin Luther King III will take the stage to pay tribute to the Lena Horne Prize, which is billed as the first major entertainment award named after a woman of color.
Grammy award-winning bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington, Grammy award-nominated musician Jon Batiste, Grammy award-nominated singer-songwriter-rapper Maimouna Youssef aka Mama Fresh, rapper/activist Talib Kweli, poet/visual activist Eve Ewing, and American labor leader Dolores Huerta will provide additional entertainment that evening. Also gracing the stage is Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn-based non-profit dance company and the only professional African American women’s dance company.
More performers and speakers will be announced leading up to the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact event. Tickets, as well as sponsorship packages, are currently available to general public, which can be found here.