An homage to the great Billie Holiday, this special one-night-only event at The Apollo will kick off the 2017 Harlem EatUp! Festival. The tribute will feature nearly ten different acts, showcasing artists performing songs from the Billie Holiday discography, as well as a special performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Company of its modern piece “Portrait of Billie,” which originally premiered in 1959 at Jacob’s Pillow. Also announced for the ticketed event is the gospel influenced jazz singer Lizz Wright; the Detroit soul singer Bettye LaVette; Taj Mahal’s daughter Deva Mahal, a vocal powerhouse blues singer; seventy-seven year old Stax recording artist and soul-legend William Bell; the great singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster; and more.
Net proceeds from the evening tribute will go to the Harlem EatUp! Foundation.
Upper Mezzanine: $40-60
Lower Mezzanine: $80-$100
General Ticketing at Apollo Orchestra: $120-$140
VIP: priority orchestra plus admission to after party $300
Backstage VIP: priority orchestra, admission to after party, and backstage pass for access during sound check $1,500
A Michael Dorf production