April 6, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Creativity and Innovation District LLC Building, 185 Kent St. rehearsal Room

Ken Dye, director of bands at the University of Notre Dame, will share "Marching to Motown," a presentation that follows the rich musical heritage of African American music from 1868 to 1968 when the captivating rhythms of ragtime blended with jazz and transformed American music’s destiny.

From the evolution of New Orleans Jazz to Big Band Swing and Rock and Roll to the Motown Sound, Americans danced, sang, and moved to an exciting rhythm and energy that entertained the world.

This event is presented by the Notre Dame Club of the Blue Ridge, the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, and the Notre Dame Hesburgh Lecture Series.