Lincoln Foundation in partnership with Dick Sisto, Ken Clay, and Owsley Brown III present the second annual Lionel Hampton Tribute Concert Showcase. The event continues a 22-year tradition of Lincoln Foundation jazz concert fundraisers. The concert pays tribute to Hampton, a Louisville native, American jazz vibraphonist, innovator, actor, showman, and entertainer.
Featured artists include Dick Sisto, vibraphonist, artistic, and music director; Robert McCarther, legendary Detroit vocalist; Walter Smith III, blue note saxophonist; Kamau Kenyatta, piano, Grammy winner; Jeremy Allen, double bass, IU Professor; Art Gore, drums, CCM Professor.
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Clifton Center
The evening begins with a brief recognition program and presentation of the prestigious Spirit of Excellence Award. The Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes individuals in the community who exemplify an active voluntary commitment to education, human/community service, and leadership. The 2018 honorees are Steve & Amy Trager. Steve is Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank, and Amy is a community leader and volunteer.
Proceeds benefit Lincoln Foundation's signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®.
The ultimate goal of the academic enrichment program is to empower
students for successful graduation from high school and college.
Scholars have earned over 400 postsecondary degrees since 2000. Thanks to
our supporters, the very deserving students we serve are able to
overcome adversity through education consistent with the vision of our
Berea College founders.