Internationally known saxophonist and Roanoke native Adrian Crutchfield will perform live at the 2nd Annual Dumas Legacy Concert on Saturday, June 30th at 7PM to raise funds for the purchase of the Dumas Center by community based organization The Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. The historic hotel was re-listed for sale by owner Total Action for Progress in March of this year. The Henry Street landmark played host to jazz greats Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Ethel Waters and iconic African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.
The event this weekend will take place on Henry Street in front of the Dumas Center and will feature Crutchfield, an accomplished artist who has toured with Lionel Ritchie, Prince & The New Power Generation, and Alex Bugnon.
Crutchfield is a self-described neo-soul artist crossing genres effortlessly. His career began at age four when he received his first saxophone from contemporary jazz artist Kenny G at a concert here in Roanoke. Crutchfield will showcase R&B recording artist Adina Howard as a special guest during the show and local Hip Hop artist Phat Rob will perform as part of the pre-show.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, available online through the Dumas Legacy Concert 2018 event page, at Eventbrite and through the Dumas Center Box Office from 3-7PM Friday and Saturday. Lawn chairs are recommended.
Proceeds go towards purchase of the property by The Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. for use as a cultural and community center. The group is also sponsoring a 5K race Saturday morning at Washington Park. Donations to the cause can be made via GoFundMe/Preserving Legacy: The Dumas Hotel or by contacting Shmura Glenn at 343-5219.