A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring Damien Sneed WESHALLOVERCOME “Damien Sneed uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” —Wynton Marsalis We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Producer and Musical Director Damien Sneed has conducted and collaborated major original works for Wynton Marsalis, regularly accompanies Jessye Norman, and has toured extensively with Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and the Clark Sisters. This production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $40 PREMIUM | $32 ADULT | $30 SENIOR $15 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT Chico Voices MOSSYCREEK Mossy Creek is a seven-member sensation, playing both original material as well as unique arrangements of traditional tunes. The musical chemistry of members Pat Haley (banjo, dobro, and guitar), Kim Gimbal (bass), John James (drums and percussion), Bob Littell (harmonica), Dean Mott (guitar and lap steel), Bob Kirkland (mandolin), and Tamara Allspaugh (lead vocals) is evidenced in tight harmonies and outstanding musicianship. This Chico jewel plays with a vengeance. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 7:30 PM | HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE $20 ADULT | $18 SENIOR $15 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT “Featuring some of Chico’s finest pickers, Mossy Creek is on the verge of becoming Chico’s next musical ‘big deal.’” —Sierra Nevada 16 CHICO PERFORMANCES 2019–2020