Rhiannon Giddens


2:00pm – Pompeian Room


Three talented students/student ensembles perform for Rhiannon Giddens and receive a public coaching from her. Each lesson lasts approximately 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of audience Q&A.

7:00pm – First AME Zion Church

Evening Concert

A Grammy-award winning MacArthur Fellow, “celebrated on the folk circuit for a decade”, (New York Times), Giddens is an opera-singer-turned-folk-revivalist who sings, fiddles and picks a replica of an 1858 fretless minstrel banjo while stealing your heart. With the backdrop of a lovingly restored landmark church sanctuary in the historic West Adams district, come explore with us her “contagious sense of delight and enjoyment” (The Guardian) in the Americana music she has so brilliantly championed.