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Attend free Motown concert in celebration of Black History Month

Join us for a free concert featuring the unique and powerful Motown sound from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. 

The city, in partnership with its Human Relations Commission, is sponsoring the event as part of Black History Month. 

The George Howard Bandlinks to external site will get people of all ages moving to classic Motown hits. If you enjoy Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes and other stars of the Motown sound, you'll want to be sure to attend.

"The realization that music can transcend components of diversity is an important one, particularly when we talk about generational diversity," says the city's Diversity & Inclusion Manager Sharon Cini. "The baby boomer generation brought us influential and powerful music that continues to influence those musicians and artists who came after them. This is a valuable and fun way to integrate our history, points of views and commonalities we share through local events such as this." 

Attendees are welcome to bring picnic baskets, blankets and chairs. Food will be available for purchase. Train and carousel rides are $2, with children two and younger riding free with a paying adult.  

The Scottsdale Human Relations Commission acts as an advisory body to the mayor, City Council and staff. It recommends ways to encourage mutual respect and understanding among people, to discourage prejudice and discrimination and to work toward cultural awareness and unity. 

 

 

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