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The Smithville Community Coalition, in partnership with the Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department, celebrates Black History Month each year with a special event in February. This free, public event is offered in collaboration with the Cain Center for the Arts, and features art, performances, speakers, and more. 


The theme for Black History Month 2024 focuses on “African Americans and the Arts”.

Join the SCC in partnership with the Town of Cornelius and the Cain Center for the Arts for this FREE event celebrating black history and excellence.
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Location: Cain Center for the Arts
Time: 5:15PM Doors Open


5:30-6:45 PM Black history program featuring music, guest speakers, and spoken word poetry

6:45-7:30PM Food, drinks, and featured art in the lobby of the Cain Center

8:00PM Sons of Mystro Performance
Purchase tickets for the Sons of Mystro performance at this link to support these up-and-coming musicians:

We strive to make this event available to ALL who plan to attend. Discounted tickets are available for the Sons of Mystro through the Smithville Community Coalition. Please email or call 704-386-2020 for more information.

Mayor Woody Washam and Willie Jones, SCC Executive Director

Mayor Woody Washam, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D, and Justin Dionne, Center for the Arts Executive Director