Join Young, Gifted, and Black Chattanooga at Barking Legs
Nostalgia is nothing new, but it’s been suggested that, due to the ridiculously fast technological advances made in the new millennium, ‘90s kids have a special penchant. Think about it: we went from cassettes to Spotify, from Pokémon the card game to Pokémon Go. We saw Netflix bring the mighty empire that was Blockbuster to its knees. We’ve got a lot to feel nostalgic about.
Barking Legs has great news for ‘90s kids, millennials, and music fans from all generations—an opportunity to go back in time. A time when Will Smith was the Fresh Prince, when the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. owned New York, when Cory and Topanga set unrealistic relationship expectations for everyone. The arts education program YGBChatt present Take Us Back to the ‘90s.
YGBChatt is shorthand for the Young, Gifted, and Black Chattanooga outreach program. Their mission, as explained by founder and executive director Garrell Woods, is “to train underserved talented young people between the ages of 14-25 and create opportunities for them in the arts.”
He explains further, “Through creative expression we can turn our pain into something that can end the cycle of poverty, violence, and marginalization. We believe our program can do the same.” All the proceeds of the show will go towards continuing this amazing program.
“This is a themed concert with production value of a touring musical,” Woods states, “featuring powerful vocals, dynamic choral sounds, and grooving dance moves.” With Kerosene Komedy hosting, performers and audience alike are gonna party like it’s 1999.
Come see them Thursday, Aug. 18 and Friday, Aug. 19 at Barking Legs Theatre, 1307 Dodds Ave. Admission is $10. More info at barkinglegs.org