Hartsfield-Jackson welcomes Black History Month with music series
ATLANTA — Raise the curtain and turn on the spotlight! Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Black History Month music series starts tonight.
The weekly program will feature artists performing music from various genres, such as soul, jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues.
“As our nation celebrates the accomplishments of African-Americans, Hartsfield-Jackson is proud to remember the musical artists who reshaped American history through their wonderful talents,” said Katherine Dirga, Airport Art Program manager. “We hope passengers and employees traveling through the Atrium area will take a moment to enjoy these mini-concerts.”
Performances will be held in the Airport’s Atrium every Friday in February from 5 to 7 p.m. The 2012 lineup is as follows:
February 3: Frankie’s Blues Mission
February 10: Charles Marshall “The Jazz Ambassador”
February 17: The Sounds of Essence
February 24: Satin Finish Band
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport, serving more than 92 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 80 international destinations in more than 50 countries. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction - including the 2011 Global and North American Airport Efficiency Excellence Award from the Air Transport Research Society (for more information, go to www.atrsworld.org).
It is undergoing $6 billion-plus in capital improvements, which include a new, energy-efficient rental car center; a new, 12-gate international terminal (for more information, go to
www.atlanta-airport.com/internationalterminal/;and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube
channel by visiting
http://www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, and become a fan on Facebook.