Ellington’s Evening of Music and Poetry

Saturday, April 8 - 7:00 PM

Wearing a mask while inside the Theater is optional.

Ellington’s Evening of Music and Poetry is a night to celebrate the arts through spoken word poetry, R&B, and soul music. The event is headlined by Grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Stokley. Also featured is poet and multi-hyphenate Saul Williams, LA-based DJ Spark, with opening acts by Jade Novah and Nathaniel Star.

This event is hosted by UVA’s Office of African American Affairs101.3 Jamz, In My Humble Opinion on 101.3 Jamz, Black Professional Network of Charlottesville, and Strong Quality Music.

Join us on Saturday, April 8, 7 PM at The Paramount Theater for this FREE event! Tickets will be available on The Paramount’s website.

Stokley is a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who is one of music’s best-kept secrets. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Prince, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and more. He’s known best as the lead singer and drummer for legendary R&B group Mint Condition. In 2017, Stokley embarked on a new solo journey with the release of his debut album, Introducing Stokley, which produced two top five Billboard singles, “Organic” and “Level.”

Stokley is now signed to the label Bluraffe, and in a partnership with the legendary Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis / Perspective Records with his sophomore release, Sankofa which has already produced five top 10 Billboard records, including “She” that went to #1.


215 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


The Paramount Theater

Date / Time

Saturday, April 8, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Paramount Theater Box Office
(434) 979-1333
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