Booking

For all booking inquiries, please contact Stacey Babb

Our Concert + Conversation Series and Educational Programs for all ages are available for booking at theaters, schools, congregations, community spaces, and civic-minded businesses and organizations in New England and beyond. 

We frequently partner with educational initiatives, voting and civil rights groups, and antiracism organizations like our own. We have extensive experience with finding and writing grants and, in some cases, may be able to help you find funding to cover some or all of the cost of our programs. We’d love to bring our music and conversation to your community!

Live Concerts

Our Artists

Over our three years of programming, we’ve built deep relationships with many of the artists we’ve presented in concert. Some of those artists have since become regular partners who are now available for co-bookings, both in our Concert + Conversation Series and our Education programs. If you’re interested in booking a show with us, we can help guide you towards the right artists for your program!

Vance Gilbert

Vance Gilbert

Vance Gilbert is a legendary singer-songwriter who has performed all around the world, from Australia to Winnipeg, and at every major folk festival in between. Having shared stages with artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, and George Carlin, Vance defies stereotypes everywhere he goes: “I’m Black, I sing, I play guitar, and I don’t play the blues.”

Boston City Singers

Boston City Singers

Boston City Singers provides the highest level of creative youth development opportunities to underserved young people in the communities where they live. The group’s incredible Teen Tour Choir has been a frequent collaborator with Opening Doors since its founding, and is available for engaging, interactive concerts and workshops for audiences of all ages.

Stephanie Mckay

Stephanie McKay

Stephanie McKay is a singer-songwriter whose unique blend of folk, soul, and jazz has led her to collaborations with artists as diverse as Toshi Reagon, Roy Hargrove, and Mos Def. She is also a founding member of The Folk Collective and a music educator who has designed and implemented curricula for students of all ages.

Stephanie currently offers a unique multi-media education program on the history of the Harlem Renaissance.

Zakiyyah

Zakiyyah

Zakiyyah is an opera singer, rapper, activist, and entrepreneur who has crafted a unique sound she calls “Hip-Hopera.” She currently serves as a trustee for the Free for All Concert Fund, an organization that helps bring classical music to new audiences, and teaches voice through Harvard’s Holden Voice Program.

Zakiyyah also offers a number of writing and arts-activism programs for teens.

Pamela Means

Pamela Means

Pamela Means is an out(spoken), bi-racial songwriter whose “kamikaze” guitar style has worn a hole in two of her acoustic guitars. Her “stark, defiant songs” (The New York Times) set both the status quo and stage afire. Ani DiFranco says, “You groove so deep, I can’t get out. And I wouldn’t want to.”

With truth as ammunition, Pamela brings the fight for social justice and human dignity to the forefront of a new generation.

Kemp Harris

Kemp Harris

Kemp Harris is an artist whose music spans and transcends soul, blues, jazz, and musical theater. When not working as a beloved, award-winning kindergarten teacher in Newton for 40 years, he was sharing the stage with artists like Gil Scott-Heron and Taj Mahal, and composing original music for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Check out Kemp’s other education programs HERE.

Alastair Moock

Alastair Moock

Alastair Moock is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, performing at renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival and sharing the stage with acts like Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, and Greg Brown. He’s also a Grammy nominated children’s musician, social justice educator for all ages, and co-founder of two antiracist music organizations, The Opening Doors Project and Family Music ForwardThe Boston Globe calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.”

Learn about Alastair’s other education programs HERE.

Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris has traveled the world for over 40 years as a songwriter, storyteller and lecturer using music and the spoken word to make an impact in education, social and racial justice, the environment, faith and in human and civil rights. He is a teaching artist in the John F Kennedy Center’s CETA program, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and the Director of Music Education for the Living Legacy Project, leading civil rights pilgrimages throughout the South. In 2021, he received a lifetime Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance International.

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