WASHINGTON—American Grammy® Award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ will perform at ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner, October 1, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to honor six outstanding associations in the community.
WASHINGTON — American Grammy® Award-winning blues musician Keb' Mo' will perform at ASAE's Summit Awards Dinner, October 1, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to honor six outstanding associations in the community.
Keb' Mo' is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, and his post-modern blues style is influenced by many eras and genres including: folk, rock, jazz, and pop. In 2006, he appeared in The West Wing's final episode "Tomorrow" where he performed "America the Beautiful" at the inauguration of President Matt Santos. In 2004, he participated in Vote for Change tour, alongside Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, with whom he originally recorded the title track from the album Just Like You.
Entertainment at the Summit Awards is provided by Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, who are longtime supporters of the association community.
"For the past 12 years, we have worked with Nashville to secure musical talent for the Summit Dinner, and it's a night to celebrate the fantastic work associations are doing for their communities," said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. "The Summit Award winners exemplify the effort and leadership associations play in society and serve as great examples that will help the association community educate policymakers and business and industry about their impact on a global level."
"We have once again attempted to elevate, entertain, and surprise attendees with the diversity of talent in Nashville. Grammy winning blues artist Keb' Mo' will do all 3," said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville CVB.
ASAE will have 1,000 association and nonprofit professionals and supporters of the association sector at this year's Summit Awards Dinner, an event to recognize the excellent work in the association community to improve the quality of life through exemplary community-based programs. The dinner also supports the Power of A fund, which ASAE launched in 2009 to increase awareness about the wealth of knowledge and resources in the association community with policymakers and other audiences.
The six being honored for their work are: American Society of Hematology, Central Arizona Dental Society, Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., Edison Electric Institute, National Safe Boating Council, and Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, [email protected] or 202-326-9505.
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