Bringing people together from all walks of life
June 23, 2019
Dwight “Pete” Mitchell City Center Park (Corner of Main and Pipestone)
Doors open at 4:00pm, Concert Begins at 5:15pm
This year the Gene Harris Coming Home Coming Together Concert will celebrate its 21st and final concert on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in City Center Park, Benton Harbor. The CHCT concert has been an annual community event to celebrate the importance of people from all communities and walks of life coming together in downtown Benton Harbor to appreciate the arts. The event is named in honor of Gene Haire, a hometown talent who went on to become a shining star. Gene was pleased to return and give back to the community. The community he truly loved. A city he was proud to call home.
The CHCT committee is excited to see the vitality of the Benton Harbor Arts District and feels it is time to focus on the other dynamic events happening. Beth Haire-Lewis, daughter of Gene Haire states, “This event supports the desire to create a life of inclusion, not exclusion, through music. Till the launching of the concert 21 years ago, few major arts activities occurred in Benton Harbor.” The Arts District continues to grow with new opportunities embracing the community.
The Gene Harris Coming Home Coming Together concert
is a FREE music event for the entire community!
Donations from generous businesses, foundations and individuals allow for the
FREE event to take place each year.
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The event is named in honor of Gene Harris, an American jazz pianist, celebrated for his warm sound and blues/gospel infused style known as “soul jazz.” A hometown talent who went on to become a shining star, Gene was pleased and thrilled to return and give back to the community and city he truly loved; a place he was proud to call home.
The goal of the event is to provide an experience that all people can enjoy. In addition, it celebrates the importance of people coming home and coming together to celebrate one of the greatest gifts of all - THE ARTS.