corona-CANCELLED: 3/25 & 3/27, The Family Stand “Moon In Scorpio” Concerts, NYC and DC

we regret that these shows will no longer be happening… we regret that these shows will no longer be happening…

Historic: Black History Month, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Black History Month Culture House Youth Interactive, 1219 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Historic: BRC Showcases MLK Weekend @ BAMCafe Live

2 nights of rocking…Blackness…and forward momentum as we hurtled into our 35th Anniversary year with bands that constantly remind us of why we’ve made it our mission to champion the best and brightest in progressive musicianship since 1985. @BAMCafe Live (both shows FREE) Fri 1/17: BLAK EMOJI and STARCHILD & THE NEW ROMANTIC, 9p Sat 1/18: […]

Historic: Benefit + BDay Bash for Luqman Brown (of FunkFace)

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, NYC 6-10:30p A night with heavy metal soulsters 24-7 Spyz and FunkFace?!? Yes, it really happened.   They came together for one night only to send love, birthday blessings, and funds to FunkFace frontman Luqman Brown to aid in his recovery from open-heart surgery.   […]


    “That the BRC is still here, and still needed, was pressed home every time [Corey] Glover sang ‘Enough is never enough.’ Because the work is never done. But the rock is worth the battle.” —David Fricke,, 2010 Dear Friends and Family, Thank You. Your support and contributions over the years have helped […]

Historic: The 1st Purple Rain Participatory Experience

The BRC’s “Purple Rain Participatory Experience” (P.R.P.E.) @ Alamo Drafthouse Theater, October 11, 2019 Finally, Purple Rain gets the quote-along, sing-along, dance-along treatment it deserves—as only The Black Rock Coalition can deliver…

Historic: BRC Orchestra’s History of Our Future @The Met

Black Rock Coalition: History of Our Future Saturday / September 7, 2019 7:00 PM, $40 SOLD OUT An explosive and joyful celebration of rock’s Black roots. The Black Rock Coalition (with special guests) created a sonic timeline honoring the Black pioneers who ushered rock and roll into the American collective consciousness. Presented in conjunction with […]


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Historic: 2nd Annual Purple Ball (Prince B-Day Dance Party)
Historic: Bernie Worrell 75th B-Day DJ Party

We miss him dearly, but he will always be with us. This year, BERNIE WORRELL, the Wizard of WOO, would have turned 75. So, we brought together a couple of his collaborators and fans to spin some funky tunes created, inspired, or influenced by our own dearly-departed, pioneering Funk Legend. DJ Logic, Vernon Reid, DJ Sugarfree […]