By Eva D. Coleman
Lifestyle & Culture Editor
It’s a Thursday night and this building inside Dallas’ Fair Park is rockin’. Through the glass windows on both sides of the heavy, metal doors of the African American Museum, there’s a glimpse of Rob Holbert playing his saxophone. Once inside, hands are clapping, heads are boppin’ and toes are tapping to the Music Under the Dome.
This second installment of the five-month-long music series was filled with excitement as nearly 80 patrons took it all in, participating when asked by Holbert to join in. From classic grooves to mellow tunes, the crowd seemed pleased with the band’s sound. Some were coupled up, while others sat alone, however all seemed to love the rhythm and vibe.
African American Museum President and CEO Dr. Harry Robinson fondly watched from afar. He’s a master curator of not only fine art and artifacts, but of experiences as well. The two-hour set was just enough to hype people up, then wind them down.
Mahogany The Artist performed in January. Sherel Riley will perform March 23, and Reuben Lael on April 27. Holbert will return to close out the series on May 25. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
With tables adorned with black linens and candles, and the lights down low, Music Under the Dome is an intimate evening of upscale entertainment. The event features a cash bar and food for purchase as well. The artistry of sound from featured performances under the backdrop of the historic African American Museum is worth checking out.
For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/musicunderthedome2023