Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

The Justice Theater Project presents Black Nativity in Concert

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Museum of Art require concert participants ages 13 and up to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Please plan to have one of these items in hand upon entry for Museum personnel.

The perfect family holiday experience! Artistic leaders Dr. Asabi (Stephanie Howard) and Rev. Ray Watkins bring this soaring 45-minute gospel concert to life. It features nine soloists, West African and contemporary dance, a live band, vibrant costumes, and a beautifully poignant narrative.

This event takes place outdoors (weather permitting) and seating is general admission–please bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Sponsored by Carol Woods Retirement Community.

(in alphabetical order)
Kimberly Britt, Lauren Foster-Lee, Wanda Holloway, Carolyn Kerr, Connie McCoy Leach, Taufiki Lee, Marvin Outlaw, Haven Powell, Tamisha Waden

Aisha Adell, Lydia Banuelos, Jordan Farrell, Rondejia King, Aisha Mayo, Trinity Taylor

Ayinde Hurrey, Jeremy Mabery, Jeremy Mabery Jr., Darrin Pratt, Bashir Shakur, Rev. Ray Watkins

Written and directed: Dr. Asabi (Stephanie Howard)

Music direction and original music arrangements: Rev. Ray Watkins

Choreography: Kristi Vincent Johnson and Toya Chinfloo

Production stage management: Brianna Johnson

Costume design: Lydia Houston

Scenic design: Jeffrey Nugent

Technical director: Jeffrey Nugent

Stage lighting design: Cory Arnold

Sound design: B. B. Nation

Executive producer: Melissa Zeph
Producing artistic director: Jerry Sipp
Business manager: Marguerite LeBlanc
Administration: Melissa Reilly
Marketing: Slee Arnold
Artistic administrative associate: Olivia Allen

Know Before You Go
No smoking is allowed inside venue gates.
No outside food or beverage is permitted except for factory-sealed water bottles and empty bottles (no glass).
Full concessions are available.
For the safety of everyone, we ask that all concert attendees wear masks both outdoors and indoors.

Events in this series:

Image courtesy of the Justice Theater Project


Dec 11, 2021


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM


Free; registration required


Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park

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For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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