PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION | Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex with Marcus Shelby

September 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Marcus Shelby Quartet presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex.

Marcus Shelby, noted composer, bassist, and bandleader presents a concert and an interactive discussion on the perils of the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration, ending the death penalty, alternative criminal justices practices, and how music can be a creative vehicle to highlight these issues. The Marcus Shelby Quartet will perform live music, including original compositions, rearrangements of prison songs, and other popular music about prisons. This program is co-presented by YBG Festival and MoAD.

Marcus Shelby’s “Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio” performed by the Marcus Shelby Orchestra will be presented admission-free on Sunday, September 27 at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. Read more about how he has made overhauling the nation’s criminal justice system a top domestic priority here.