Legendary gospel singers set to take the stage at Flushing Town Hall for early Juneteenth celebration

Richmond Folk Festival
Photo courtesy of Edwin Remsberg

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate Juneteenth with a soul-stirring performance by “The Legendary Ingramettes,” the acclaimed gospel group that has captivated audiences for over six decades with its powerful vocals, on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Founded by the late Maffie Ingram, the group pays homage to the all-male gospel quartets of the 1940s and 1950s, bringing a rich historical tapestry to their music.

The group is an all-female musical troupe that has been dubbed the “First Family of Gospel Music.” The glamorous singers hail from Richmond, VA, a celebrated gospel town. Additionally, the Legendary Ingramettes were given the title of National Heritage Fellows by the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation’s highest honor bestowed upon American folk and traditional artists. The Legendary Ingramettes have performed at world-renowned venues, including the Kennedy Center and National Folk Festival, and most recently toured Serbia and Bulgaria with the U.S. State Department.

Ellen Kodadek, executive and artistic director of Flushing Town Hall, said audience members are in for an amazing experience. “We are honored to present The Legendary Ingramettes on our stage and can think of no better way to celebrate Juneteenth than with these powerful matriarchs of gospel. Do not miss this extraordinary show,” she said. 

The performance is sponsored in part by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic Tours program. Tickets are available online at $20 for general admission and $15 for members, seniors and students with ID. 

The performance kicks off a series of Juneteenth celebrations around Queens, presented through Queens Rising, a month-long celebration of culture in Queens. Additional events include a Juneteenth Concert with Wycliffe Gordon at the Louis Armstrong House Garden, a  Juneteenth Reopening Celebration at The Lewis Latimer House Museum on June 15 and Juneteenth: In Our Words at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning on June 19. 

For more details and other events, visit https://queensrising.nyc/calendar/.