The Smithsonian Folklife Festival Rhythm and Blues program will host a Soul Train evening concert Thursday night. Start off with a panel discussion featuring Kenard Gibbs, the current CEO/Partner of Soul Train holdings; Tony Cornelius, son of Don Cornelius; Tyrone Proctor, dancer and member of the original Soul Train Gang; Nicholas “NickFRESH” Puzo, DJ and Soul Train historian; and Questlove, Soul Train historian and drummer for the Roots.
Following the panel discussion will be a dance demonstration lead by Tyrone Proctor with D.C.-based Urban Artistry, and a Soul Train dance party featuring Questlove on the turn tables.
An Evening with Soul Train and Dance Party
Thursday, June 30
6 to 9 p.m. on the National Mall