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“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism, and thoroughness to every occasion. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.”
—Wynton Marsalis 

Join us for this high-energy and high-inspiration gospel-music celebration starring NAACP Image Award–winning artist Damien Sneed, coinciding with the release of Sneed’s latest album, Unplugged. A master of musical genres ranging from gospel music to jazz to classical and beyond, Sneed also wears an impressive number of hats as an artist—as pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and music educator—with past collaborators including the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Wynton Marsalis, the Clark Sisters, and Richard Smallwood.

In this Home Delivery Plus performance, recorded at D.C.’s historic Lincoln Theatre, Sneed revisits his roots in gospel music, leading a virtuosic ensemble of instrumentalists joined by sensational singers who are all featured on his new album: Chenee Campbell, Linny Smith, Tiffany Stevenson, and Matia Washington.

In a very special guest appearance, Sneed is also joined on stage by the incredible, Stellar Award–winning Tasha Page-Lockhart, a past winner of BET’s Sunday Best gospel-singing competition with multiple Billboard-charting recordings to her credit. Page-Lockhart joins Sneed for a performance of her 2020 hit single “Why Not Me?” and more.

Featuring a Headline Artist performance plus: 

Soundcheck: (Video) Home Delivery Plus Headline Artist Damien Sneed interviews special guest and Stellar Award–winning gospel singer Tasha Page-Lockhart on the stage of D.C.'s legendary Lincoln Theatre. Ms. Page-Lockhart shares memories of growing up amid Detroit's thriving gospel music scene, reflects on her journey as a lifelong student of music, offers advice for young emerging artists, and more.

Linger Longer: Right after the performance, take in an informative, pre-recorded conversation between Damien Sneed and Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Artistic Director (and fellow Howard University alum) Michele Fowlin. Among other intriguing topics, Sneed reflects on lessons learned from mentors like Jessye Norman and Aretha Franklin and discusses how he balances so many roles and genres in his artistic career.

Single-Event Price: $20
Student Price: $4 (with free Gateway Student Ticket Program registration)

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Damien Sneed interviews Tasha Page-Lockhart

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Special Thanks

Event Sponsors

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Mike and Luanne Gutermuth, Gary and Silvia Yacoubian and SVS Home Audio, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Linger Longers on Home Delivery Plus are made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.

SVS Sound Revolution

Series Sponsors

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2020/21, including presentation of Home Delivery Plus: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Betsy and Robert Feinberg; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Mars

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