Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Residence of Tom and Mary Racciatti, Humboldt Lofts, 750 S 2nd Street
Please join us for a musical celebration inspired by Hennepin County Library's world-class music collection. Legendary singer J.D. Steele will perform along with members from the MacPhail Community Youth Choir.
Guests will enjoy an evening of live music, appetizers, and cocktails at the private residence of Tom and Mary Racciatti — a beautiful home with panoramic vistas of downtown Minneapolis, the Guthrie Theater, and the Stone Arch Bridge.
All proceeds will benefit Hennepin County Library's strategic priorities, including youth-focused programs like Teen Tech Squad and Homework Help, and key initiatives like expanding opportunities for immigrant communities, providing outreach services to seniors and enhancing our beloved collection.
ABOUT J.D. STEELE
Along with his siblings who compromise the Twin Cities dynamic vocal group, The Steeles, J.D. has garnered every major music award and accolade the state has to offer. He and his family began touring the international hit show "Gospel at Colonus" with Morgan Freeman around the world before landing on Broadway in 1988. He has also produced, performed and recorded seven Steele's albums, and has gone on to write, produce, perform, and record with Prince, Donald Fagen, George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Kim Carnes, The Sounds of Blackness and many other artists. J.D. is the founder and director of the MacPhail Youth Community Choir, bringing his dynamic style and passion for music to the group, which is free and open to students of all skill levels and talents. This group of energetic young people performs many styles of music including jazz, gospel, pop and East African.