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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

54 Below is proud to welcome back the Honoring Black Women In Music! series, starring Gabrielle Beckford, LaDawn Taylor, Briana Kaleen, and Anania Williams alongside several other notable performers. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the resilience, beauty, and power of Black women! Experience a captivating evening celebrating Black excellence in music, honoring icons like Nina Simone, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, Samara Joy, and so many more. Join us for a heartwarming concert that serves as a vibrant love letter to Black women everywhere, shining a spotlight on their incredible contributions to art, culture, and community. It’s more than just a concert—it’s a joyous gathering that fosters unity, connection, and empowerment.

Produced/created/directed by Ashley Jossell.

Music directed by Rashad McPherson.

Joined by Shawn Dustin on drums and Criston Oates on bass.


Gabrielle Beckford (Once Upon A One More Time on Broadway, The Prom national tour)
Dev (Off The Yellow Brick Road)
Enjelique (NYFW Performer- Runway 7)
Kimberly Hicks
(The Color Purple, Dogman The Musical)
Kaisha Huguley (Kinky Boots, The Full Monty, Popular Host & Digital Media Personality)
Ashley Jossell (All Shook Up, Nine)
Brianna Kaleen (Hairspray national tour, Cinderella)
Queade Norah (Sistas The MusicalAida)
Pier Lamia Porter (Little Shop of Horrors, Marie And Rosetta)
LaDawn Taylor (The Bodyguard, Walt Disney World Princess)
Shamiea Thompson (The Color Purple)
Kiara Wade (Gypsy, Carousel)
Denise Ward (Ragtime)
Anania Williams (Kinky Boots, Ragtime)

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Thu, May 23 :9:30 pm
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