3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224
LOCATION: The Legendary Arch Social Club 2426 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
Accessibility – The Cab Calloway Ballroom at Arch Social Club is located up a flight of stairs. This historic venue does not have an elevator or ramp and is not accessible to those with mobility issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.
You demanded it, you got it!!! In March, some of Baltimore’s best voices gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest albums ever made, singer-songwriter/rapper/producer/actress Lauryn Hill’s debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill*. On Saturday July 7, join Marc Evans, Christen B, Joi Carter, QueenEarth, Karin Dominique and Black Root for the encore performance of this sold out show. This time it will be offsite at the crucial and historic African-American venue, Arch Social Club** in their Cab Calloway Ballroom. This is NOT a Lauryn Hill performance, but a TRIBUTE by some of Baltimore’s most incredible musicians. By supporting his event you get to witness a truly incredible display of talent and support a Baltimore cultural treasure, the Arch Social Club**.
*About The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
In 1998 as Hip-Hop was transitioning into the most popular genre in the nation, the heart and soul of the multi-platinum group The Fugees released the Hip-Hop/R&B hybrid album that made that transition smooth, positive, searing and creatively confident. As a Hip-Hop album, it further established Hill as a female force to be reckoned with in Rap’s boy’s club. As an R&B album, it featured melodies, grooves and live instrumentation that lifted the neo-soul sound into the mainstream and with the #1 hit “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” created fertile ground for the retro soul success of Amy Winehouse and Dap-Tone Records. 20 years later, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has recently been given the #2 spot on NPR's list Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women and is frequently listed as one of the greatest music albums of all time, period.
**About Arch Social Club
We’re excited to work again with one of the most historic venues in town, Arch Social Club! Partnership between Creative Alliance and Arch Social Club began with the sold-out event Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul, a celebration of the remarkable West Baltimore R&B label located close to where Arch still stands. As a men’s organization dedicated to the uplift of Baltimore’s black citizens, Arch has existed since 1905 and has been at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenue for over forty years. It is one of the very first African-American social clubs in the nation and the last surviving music venue on the historic Pennsylvania Avenue strip once filled with them. Among the many venues on the strip was The Royal Theater, one of the premier venues for black entertainment in the entire nation along with places like The Apollo in New York City and The Regal in Chicago. During the Baltimore Uprising, Arch Social Club opened its doors offering water, sandwiches and use of their restrooms during protests and clean-ups. For its links to the past and the present, Arch Social Club is a place worth celebrating.
There are two parking lots available for the event. A small lot is behind the library directly across from Arch on Pennsylvania Ave. A larger lot is just a block north of Arch behind the Social Services building at 2500 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217. The Penn North subway station is right next to Arch Social Club and of course Uber and Lyft are available as well.
SAT JUL 7 | 8PM | $18, $15 Members (+$3 at the door)