Rock Opera 101 was a three-part concert series that spotlighted the contributions of Black people to rock and roll and rock musical theater, and it contemplated what the future of these things might look and sound like with Black people reclaiming their proper place in them.

These concerts were extremely well received, and we even did an encore presentation of one of the concerts at The Kennedy Center as part of their Arts Across America stage (via online streaming.) And the concert series was nominated by Baltimore Magazine as Baltimore's Best Virtual Concert Series.

You can check out all four concerts by clicking on the flyers below. You can also listen to the NPR interview that the show's director/lead performer, Jonathan Gilmore, and I did to talk about how the show came to be!

Listen to the interview here

Listen to the interview here

Watch the Part 1 show here

Watch the Part 1 show here

Watch the Part 2 show here

Watch the Part 2 show here

Watch the Kennedy Center Part 1 show here

Watch the Kennedy Center Part 1 show here

Watch the Part 3 show here

Watch the Part 3 show here