Winston-Salem Fairgrounds to host The War & Treaty as Part of The National Black Theatre Festival!
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will host The War & Treaty as part of The National Black Theatre Festival on July 30, 2019 at 8 pm; doors for the event will open at 7 pm.
Tickets for The War & Treaty will go on-sale Monday June 3, 2019 at 10 am. Tickets start at just $30. Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.com as well as at the Fairgrounds Annex box office.
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds is teaming up with The North Carolina Black Repertory Company to bring The War & Treaty to the National Black Theatre Festival. The show will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.
“The North Carolina Black Repertory (NCBRC) Company is excited to partner again with the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds with the addition of The War and Treaty performance during the 16th biennial National Black Theatre Festival.,” says Nigel Alston, executive director of the NCBRC.
This is the second collaborative effort between the two groups after first hosting Sinbad in 2017 in front of a crowd of 1,500, Robert Mulhearn, Public Assembly Facilities Manager for the City and Fairgrounds stated, “The City of Winston-Salem and Winston-Salem Fairgrounds is excited about the collaborative effort with the National Black Theatre Festival. We hope for its success, so that we may continue to support and supplement the festival with more great talent for years to come.”
The War and Treaty is a musical collective started with partners Michael and Tanya Trotter. While serving in the military, Michael Trotter Jr. impressed his cohorts by writing heartfelt tributes for fallen soldiers and their families, delivered with his impressive, emotive voice. Tanya Blount, with her equally stirring voice, had been performing since her teenage years in the Washington D.C. area.
It was at a festival where their musical paths crossed, and the two became partners in life and music shortly thereafter. The band has taken the Americana music scene by storm, with its debut EP and exhilarating live shows.
The War and Treaty deliver live shows and records that make the hairs on the back of necks stand up. Their music and stories bring tears and goosebumps, but ultimately, more is at work. In the midst of Michael and Tanya’s open, beaming faces and united voices, facades met away. Walls are torn down. “I want people to feel like we care,” Michael says. “When you think about artists, you don’t think about that.” He pauses and grins broadly. “But that’s the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty.”
WHEN: July 30th, 2019 8:00 PM
WHERE: Annex Endstage at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
WHO: The War & Treaty as Part of the National Black Theatre Festival
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