A Night at the Apollo Without Leaving Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 26, 2013, July 26, 2013

The Arlington Museum of Art is continuing its celebration of the Harlem Renaissance with a tribute to The Apollo Theater, a historic venue located in New York City.

Get your tickets for " Amateur Night at the Arlington Museum of Art' on Saturday, August 17, from 7-9 p.m. Amateur acts from the Arlington area will compete for the top prize-$1000 in cash. Audience participation will decide the top three winners.

For several decades, The Apollo was a hotbed for young performers getting their start in show business. Greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, James Brown & The Famous Flames and The Jackson 5 got their start at the Apollo.

Tickets are $20. Purchase tickets here.

Think you have what it takes to win? Register here.

This event is held in conjunction with the museum' s current show, the Harlem Renaissance, featuring a William H. Johnson: An American Modern exhibit sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), courtesy of Morgan State University, and co-sponsored by Ford Motor Company.


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