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The Luminaries - Celebrating MLK

The Daytime celebration (visit this page for more info) will be followed by a concert at night! We are thrilled to have the Luminaries playing at the Armory! The Luminaries are renowned Hip Hop group who bring their good message, and great dance beats, wherever they go.

$20 in advance / $25 day of
DOORS: 7pm

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Lu·mi·nary: noun 1. a body or conduit that gives light 2. a person who is an inspiration to others

 Formed in Venice Beach California, and immersed in one of the most culturally diverse communities in LA, arises the heart driven, and service orientated Hip Hop emissaries of peace, the Luminaries. From the underground parties in “Dogtown” to the biggest festival stages on the west coast, the Luminaries have now taken their message international and crowds everywhere sing along the anthem, “Peace Worldwide Starts From Inside!”

 The band sees their role as more than just musicians, but as catalysts for change. Each member having played the role of teacher, social worker, and activist, from working with homeless youth to defending the nation’s largest urban community garden, The South Central Farm. Luminaries embody the power of service, and do so of course through their inspirational live performances that leave audiences rejuvenated from the soul, down to the cellular level.

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 Luminaries bring an amazing live show that’s reminiscent of the golden era of Hip Hop, fused with a soulful, electro, live band, funk filled experience! As expressed by one of the “Grandfathers” of the genre, and early founder of modern rap, Afrika Bambaataa reminded us the power of “Peace, Unity, Love, and having Fun!”  In the same vein, Luminaries create a soundscape of Hip Hop mantras inviting audiences to participate in the connectivity of one another while going ecstatic on the dance floor!


w DJ DV8 & Matt Calkins on SaX

In late 2013, five forces of nature on the Northwest music scene gravitated toward each other and it did not take long to figure out they had something special.

In their first year as a band Marv Ellis & WE Tribe have covered a lot of ground; touring the West Coast and playing internationally, buying a tour bus and recording a debut album, “Five for One.” Blending electronic techniques new and classic, with acoustic instrumentation and hip-hop vocals, Marv Ellis & WE Tribe are poised to let the rest of the country in on what people here know: that the Northwest might have a different approach to hip-hop, but it is worth a listen...

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