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Posted on: July 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Common, Sounds of Blackness scheduled to appear at 1619 concert on Aug. 24 at Coliseum

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July 25, 2019 - Free tickets are available now for the First African Landing Commemorative Concert, featuring rapper/actor Common and musical group the Sounds of Blackness, at the Hampton Coliseum on Aug. 24.

The concert is part of a series of events highlighting the 1619 arrival at Point Comfort of the first Africans in English-speaking North America. It is presented by the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission, the Virginia 2019 Commemoration, National Park Service, and the Fort Monroe Authority. You can go online to learn more about what happened in 1619. You can also go online to see a calendar of related events. 

Concert tickets are available at the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) and The American Theatre (125 Mellen Street) box offices at no charge, and online at for a small handling fee, with a limit of four tickets per person. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with seating on the arena floor. Artists scheduled to appear are subject to change. Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

For more event details, visit

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