Columbus Area Arts Council is pleased to announce that Black Violin will perform at Live on the Plaza, Friday, June 27, 2014. The outdoor concert will begin at 7:00 PM on the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library plaza, located at 536 Fifth Street in the heart of the Columbus Arts District. Live on the Plaza is offered at no cost to the community through the generous financial support of NTN Driveshaft.
Black Violin is a duo made up of classically trained viola and violin players, Wil B and Kev Marcus, who first met while playing in their high school orchestra in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After college, while working in hip-hop studios, the pair began fusing the two genres of music into one groundbreaking combination of sound, described by some as “Brandenburg meets beat-box.”
“A Black Violin concert features a mash-up of musical styles that tears down all musical stereotypes,” said Arthur Smith, Columbus Area Arts Council Marketing and Media Director. “The duo are gaining more momentum and generating more buzz in the industry after having played South by South West, Bonaroo, and President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. They are now selling out venues they couldn’t fill a couple years ago,” added Smith.
Rain location for this event is The Commons, located at 300 Washington Street, Columbus.
The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.