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Family Night in the Park: Reggie Harris


Aug 20, 2017
06:00pm – 08:00pm

Steele Memorial Bandstand Gazebo

Combining traditional African-American spirituals and freedom songs with original folk, Reggie Harris will entertain Lakesiders at this week’s Family Night in the Park concert.

Harris was born and raised in Philadelphia. Growing up in a city rich in cultural and musical heritage, he was exposed to a diversity of musical styles and genres from an early age.

Because of his albums Steal Away and Get on Board, Harris has earned acclaim for his contributions to the knowledge base, as well as to the resources, on the Underground Railroad and the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Having been described as a “mini festival of diversity,” Harris melts traditional spirituals and freedom songs with original folk as he sings of life, love, the quest for freedom and care for our environment.

Harris inspires a sense of joy and exhilaration that lifts the soul,” said the Philadelphia Daily News. “Makes you want to sing and celebrate your neighbor. Music that makes you come alive.”

His latest album, Resurrection Day, is a profoundly moving personal odyssey of inspiration and hope.

With more than 30 years of road and stage experience, as well as run-ins with great performers such as Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and many others, Harris has successfully produced music that continues to entertain and inspire audiences from all over.



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