Holmes Brothers Honored by NEA

September 17 - 19

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building Rm 119

10 First Street SE in Washington, DC

Wendell Holmes of The Holmes Brothers on the Virginia Folklife Stage at the 2013 Richmond Folk Festival. Photo by Peter Hedlund (VFH staff)
Wendell Holmes of The Holmes Brothers on the Virginia Folklife Stage at the 2013 Richmond Folk Festival. Photo by Peter Hedlund (VFH staff)

The Holmes Brothers, blues, gospel, and R&B musicians Wendell Holmes, Sherman Holmes, and Popsy Dixon, will be honored in Washington, DC, next month as a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellow, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Sherman and Wendell grew up in Christchurch, VA, and Sherman currently lives in Saluda. Wendell Holmes currently resides in Rosedale, Maryland.

September 17

  • They will be honored at an awards ceremony with NEA Chairman Jane Chu and members of Congress on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Location: Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119, 10 First Street SE in Washington, DC.

September 19

  • They will perform and be interviewed on stage as part of the 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. The concert will also be streamed live at arts.gov with an archive available following the event. Free tickets to the concert are available at lisner.org. Location: The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW in Washington, DC

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