St. Petersburg, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2016) – Multi-platinum singer, songwriter and hip hop icon Ms. Lauryn Hill brings her acclaimed tour The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! to The Mahaffey Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Ms. Hill’s 1998 debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, sold eight million copies and won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
The A Diaspora Calling! concert series will bring aspects of the inaugural festival – held earlier this year at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn – to the road. Each show will include special guest performances, by artists from throughout the African diaspora.
“The MLH Caravan allows me to continue the theme of unity and celebration of the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora while on tour this summer and fall,” said Ms. Hill. “In these days of tension, tumult and transition, an exchange of this kind can yield direction, expression, understanding and empowerment as well as connection, self Love and appreciation that hopefully overflows into our respective communities.”
Tickets, $61.50, $71.50, $81.50, $96.50, $111.50 and $141.50, go on sale Monday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
Exclusive VIP packages are available here.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.