Yona Wade – Soloist
The Jackson County Arts Council proudly presents a CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring Yona Wade, soloist. He will be accompanied by Tracey Bailey, pianist and Kathy McConnell and Kitty Brooks as guest artists. They will be singing traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
Yona Wade, Director of the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center, Public Relations, and Development has been with Cherokee Central Schools since 2009. Previously with Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc., Mr. Wade has knowledge of the Arts and Crafts of the Cherokee, as well as comes from a long line of basket makers. Mr. Wade serves on the Jackson County Arts Council in addition to various community councils and committees. Mr. Wade is a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations and a Salzburg Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar. Yona is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelors of Music from the School of Music and Masters of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Management, from the school of Design and Production. Mr. Wade resides in the Paint Town community of Cherokee, NC and is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
This Christmas concert is open to the public and is free of charge. Please join us on Monday December 11 from 6p – 7p in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library. For more information please contact the Jackson County Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828)507-9820.