Michael Mwenso and The Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression. Taking from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown and many other American musical legends – Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show that is sure to leave you in awe.
“Onstage [Mwenso] is intense, prowling, ebullient” – New York Times
“Mwenso is a whirl of creative energy” – Afropop
“not only is Mwenso an exceptional musician, he also knows well how to lead a band and tell a dynamic story through music.” – Afropop
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale.
Guests are encouraged to BYOF (Bring Your Own Feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating, whether it be a picnic basket of your own munchies or take-out from the enormous array of restaurants within walking distance of BlackRock.
BlackRock members can join us at the Members’ Lounge during the intermission! Join the BlackRock board and staff at our private Members’ Lounge, featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, as you mingle with like-minded art lovers in our BlackRock Family. Not a member? Become one at http://www.blackrockcenter.org/membership-benefits/