Come Together for “No Place for Hate”reservations recommended
Ticket Price: $10 suggested donation; no charge for students
COME TOGETHER with Godfrey Daniels and an all-star lineup of Lehigh Valley performers to support “No Place for Hate.” This third-annual benefit show features Bakithi Kumalo (of the Paul Simon Band), Dave Fry, Bev “BC” Conklin, Alyssa Allen (of Touchstone Theatre), John Huie, and Not For Coltrane.
No Place for Hate, a 20-year-old initiative of the Anti-Defamation League, is used in more than 1,600 schools across the U.S. to help kids figure out how to get along: Reducing bullying, increasing respect for each other, and challenging anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry in all its forms. Our April 5 show raises funds for ADL Philadelphia’s work supporting No Place for Hate programs in nearly 50 school districts in Pennsylvania, including many in the Lehigh Valley.
Dr. Jack Silva, Bethlehem Area School District’s assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, will join us at the concert to talk about how district schools use the No Place for Hate program. The event is also presented as part of the SouthSide Arts District First Friday concert series, and it is supported by additional community sponsors.
Because this is an all-ages show, this will be an alcohol-free event.
Supporters can also give to our crowdfunding campaign at
Learn more about No Place for Hate at philadelphia.adl.org/noplaceforhate/
BAKITHI KUMALO creates a singular electric fretless bass sound infused with the South African grooves of his homeland. His playing has taken him around the world, from his breakout work on Paul Simon’s landmark “Graceland” album in 1985 to performances with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Derrick Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Angelique Kidjo, and Jon Secada.
DAVE FRY, of Bethlehem, is a master performer who captivates audiences of all ages across the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Dave recently fronted a stellar lineup of local musicians in a concert celebrating his latest album, “Troubadour,” and he’s performed at every “Come Together” show to date. Bringing together traditional and contemporary folk music, Dave builds a sense of community everywhere he performs.
BEV “BC” CONKLIN has earned her reputation as Lehigh Valley’s Queen of the Blues through years as the award-winning frontwoman of BC & The Blues Crew and The BC Combo. Bev also founded and produces the annual Lehigh River Blues Jam, and she and her band have helped raise money and awareness for countless local causes.
ALYSSA ALLEN, of Easton, is an apprentice and teaching artist at Bethlehem’s influential Touchstone Theatre. Formerly of the band Soul Folks, she now lends her drop-you-in-your-tracks vocals to Touchstone’s house band, Jakopa’s Punch, as well as the band Rio Bossa and other musical projects.
JOHN HUIE is a musician, teacher, and director of the World Percussion Ensemble at Northeast Middle School. From playing funk with his band Soul Kitchen to modern praise and worship music at his church, from jazz to Latin to world music, John is all about finding those soulful grooves.
NOT FOR COLTRANE (Michael Duck), of Bethlehem, brings together folky acoustic rock with evocative storytelling and humor. (Coltrane was his dog, who thought he could sing but wasn’t part of the act.)
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