(Boston, MA) Roxbury Community College (RCC) is pleased to present its first annual "Roxbury Rocks" Music Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1-6pm on the campus of RCC at 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing in Boston. In addition to music and dance, the festival will feature food trucks, free ice cream, balloons and face painting. The event is free and open to the public. For details go to the RCC web site at www.rcc.mass.edu or call 617/541-5380.
Dr. Valerie Roberson, President of RCC, said, “The festival is a wonderful way for RCC to celebrate the summer season and say thank you to the community for their support during the past year. We want to make “Roxbury Rocks” an annual RCC tradition. It is also a great opportunity to find out about the programs that RCC offers.”
The Musical Line-up: The performers include headliner Ron Murphy, a noted singer, performer, producer and actor. Murphy also writes jazz, rhythm and blues and gospel. He performs from 4-6pm. Others on the roster from 1:00-3:30p.m. include: The John Kordalewski Trio, the soulful singer, Alexi Paraschos, the reggae band, King-I, and OrigiNation, a noted Boston dance company. Mistress of Ceremonies is Bonnie Johnson, producer and host of the WICN 90.5 FM radio program called Colors of Jazz. (See their backgrounds on page two.)
In addition to WICN, festival partners include Ben & Jerry’s, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, Wally’s Café, Slade’s Bar & Grill and Trader Joe’s.
RCC’s First Annual “You Rock” Awards: Other highlights include a music concert and presentation of the first “You Rock” awards from 4-6pm inside RCC’s Media Arts Center. There, RCC will recognize community leaders who have championed RCC and the Roxbury community. Carmen Fields, noted journalist and media professional, will serve as host. Honorees include: Sonia L. Alleyne, MPA, Vice President & New England Regional Manager, Community Reinvestment & Santander Bank Foundation; Judge Leslie Harris, an associate justice of the Suffolk County Juvenile Court; Derek Lumpkins, executive director of Discover Roxbury; and Beverly Morgan Welch, executive director of the Museum of African American History on Beacon Hill and Nantucket.
About Roxbury Community College:The mission of Roxbury Community College is to facilitate the success of students in achieving their educational goals. Now in its 41st year, RCC is a comprehensive, multicultural, urban, student-centered and open-access community college, providing learning opportunities for all who may benefit. For more information, visit www.rcc.mass.edu or call 617/541-5310.
About the Performers: