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The special concert will showcase guest artists performing the music of legends who have graced the stage of the iconic Harlem venue in the past eight decades, such as B.B. King, Billie Holiday and Stevie Wonder.
Among the performing artists are Dionne Warwick, Doug E. Fresh, Roy Wood Jr., "Captain" Kirk Douglas of The Roots, Kool & the Gang, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, Ray Chew, Michael McDonald, Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Keb Mo, Celisse Henderson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and DJ Reborn.
Throughout the virtual event, guests will deliver poems and performances dedicated to the memory of those who have lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although "Let's Stay (In) Together" will be livestreamed for free, music enthusiasts will be encouraged to make donations for the Apollo Theater's ongoing non-profit campaign.
Proceeds raised by the benefit will support the institution's future, while a portion of funds will be allocated for micro grants to support local merchants and small businesses in the 125th Street neighborhood of New York City.
Ahead of "Let's Stay (In) Together," music lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy an Apollo-dedicated Instagram Live Club Quarantine dance party with DJ D-Nice this Monday, June 1.
This event will kick off the Apollo Theater's month-long celebration of Black Music Month, during which the institution will share never before-seen photographs and video from the Apollo Theater Archives, as well as special conversations with Apollo artists.