Summer of Soul (Presented by WYCE)

02/07/2023

Wege Auditorium

1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Starts: 8:00PM
Doors: 6:30PM

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary-part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now.


Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.


Summer of Soul

Directed by: Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson

Genre: Documentary

Released 2021

Runtime: 117 min

Rated: PG-13


Presented by WYCE! Grand Rapids independent community-powered radio playing a world of music all in one place.


Representatives from GRMIFI & Grand Stand Pictures behind the local historical documentary “A City Within A City” will be present to discuss the upcoming GR-based talent search for the feature film’s official soundtrack.


Doors: 6:30 PM (Pre-Show Party)

Movie: 8:00 PM

Arrive early for the pre-show party featuring music by DJ Dante Cope!


$8 General Admission

$6 CMC & Wealthy Theatre Members


Wealthy Theatre / GRCMC Membership

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Face Masks recommended, but not required. Masks are available for those in need at the box office. Please be mindful & respectful of your neighbors in the auditorium & lobby. Enjoy the show.