(AllHipHop News) The sounds of 1990s Hip Hop and R&B will fill the Apollo Theater on June 4. That night, the famed venue will present its Spring Gala. The star-studded benefit concert is set to feature performances by Tony! Toni! Toné!, Bell Biv Devoe, and Salt-N-Pepa.
Contemporary artists Sarah Ikumu and 4th Ave will also hit the stage. In Living Color alum David Alan Grier is hosting the event. All proceeds from the gala will support the non-profit organization’s artistic, education, and community programming.
“Now, more than ever, we recognize the importance of nurturing the next generation of community thought leaders,” says Jonelle Procope, President & CEO of The Apollo Theater. The Spring Gala gives us an opportunity to celebrate our legacy as an ever-present driving force in music, but it also gives us a chance to highlight the importance of our year-round community and education programs.”
Procope adds, “Throughout its 84-year legacy, the Apollo has always nurtured young talent, musically and professionally, providing a springboard for countless careers. As we have all stood on the shoulders of others, it is very important that we give our young people the same opportunities and let them stand on ours.”
In addition, SiriusXM will receive the Corporate Award for the radio broadcaster’s exceptional contributions to the performing arts and community leadership. SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein will accept the award on behalf of the company.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition and extremely grateful to the Apollo Theater and its community. We feel a kinship for and share a credo with the Apollo: we believe in the power of diversity, and making available multi-layered programming that celebrates unfettered free speech and a chorus of diverse voices,” states Greenstein.
He continues, “Our commitment to the Apollo and its community is strong and years deep as we have hosted multiple exclusive and landmark shows at the venue throughout the years. SiriusXM is honored to receive this award and looks forward to many continued successful collaborations between SiriusXM and the Apollo Theater.”
To purchase tickets for the 2018 Apollo Spring Gala visit www.apollotheater.org.