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MLK Day Celebration: Sweet Honey and the Rock

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK will join the Reston Community Center for three days of activities in celebration of the 29th Annual Birthday Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

To see the full schedule of events visit RCC’s website


This group first formed as a quartet in 1973 by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company in Washington. Since that time,  Dr. Reagon retired and 23 vocalists have passed through the group. The original members drew their name from the first song they learned, ‘Sweet Honey in the Rock,’ based on Psalm; “Sweet honey speaks of a land that is so rich, when you break the rocks, honey flows.

Despite the changes in members of the group, the voices have always maintain a spectacular sound and the actions and attitude of the group remained constant throughout. Their voices and a few African hand percussion are the only instruments on stage… and each and every time Sweet Honey in the Rock are a powerful presence that take my breath away.

2014 Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Celebration