Renowned blues singer and social activist Gaye Adegbalola was announced this week as the headliner for the June 10-12 annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival in the City of Falls Church. Adegbalola has been “making her mark on music, civil rights and gay rights for many decades now,” said event organizer Nikki Henderson. She is the co-founder of “Saffire Those Uppity Blues Women.” She will not only perform, but will kick off the festival’s day in Cherry Hill Park with a workshop and panel discussion Saturday morning, June 11, at the F.C. Community Center.
Joining her will be Dwan Reece, Music Curator at the Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture (and Falls Church resident), Charisma Wooten, 2010 Washington Area Music Award for Best Cabaret/Musical Theater Artist Inga Watkins, Mediator and Entertainment attorney.