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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Lalah Hathaway Performs at Pavilion

Grammy Award-Winners Lalah Hathaway and Robert Glasper to Perform Live at Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion

Wesley Community Service Center Hosts Benefit Concert to Support Head Start Program


PORTSMOUTH, VA — AUGUST 1, 2022 — GRAMMY® Award-winner R&B legend Lalah Hathaway and Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winner pianist, record producer, and songwriter Robert Glasper will perform live at the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion on Saturday, September 17 at 6:00 PM.  Presented by the Wesley Community Service Center, the concert will raise funds to support a new education facility, which will house a Head Start program and various other community services for Portsmouth and Hampton Roads residents.


“After observing the needs of residents in Portsmouth, we understood the need to develop a new range of programs and services to address the persistent community challenges confronting the children and families we serve,” said Renyatta L. Banks, Executive Director, Wesley Community Service Center.  “This benefit concert will allow us to raise funds and awareness while providing an enjoyable evening of entertainment overlooking the river.”


Ticket sales are available at the box office at the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Wesley Community Service Center, 1701 Elm Avenue in Portsmouth.


For additional information on the Wesley Community Service Center, please visit  To receive the latest updates, follow us at @wesleycenterportsmouth on Facebook and @the_wesley_center on Instagram.


About the Wesley Community Service Center

The Wesley Community Service Center's mission is to connect people to people and communities to communities through quality programs, advocacy, and education.  The Wesley Community Service Center (WCSC), founded by Methodist Women, was established in 1937 in Portsmouth, Virginia, to form a city mission board to address community needs and social issues.  In its eighty-fourth year of service and ministry, the Wesley Center aims to empower and improve the quality of life for the powerless and poor in Portsmouth's Southside communities.  The organization remains committed to minority empowerment and building community to overcome racial, economic, and social barriers.   They act as advocates and brokers for community services and assistance for those with the greatest needs while conveying the important message of human dignity and worth.  In addition, the organization provides critical programming to fulfill the unmet needs of 360 families per month.



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