Celebrate Soulfully has begun at the Disneyland Resort!

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Celebrate Soulfully has begun at the Disneyland Resort!

Celebrate Soulfully has debuted at the Disneyland Resort for Black History Month! This month, guests can celebrate with music, food, art and new experiences that pay tribute to Black heritage and culture. Take a look at what you can experience at the Disneyland Resort throughout February.

Live Musical Performances

As part of Celebrate Soulfully, Disneyland Resort presents “Celebrate Gospel” on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at Disneyland park.

“Celebrate Gospel” features Kierra Sheard, a Stellar Award-winning singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actor and author, on Feb. 19. In addition, Gospel group Sacred Groove presents a joyous gospel experience mixing beloved classics with a cappella upbeat modern hymns.

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Then Feb. 26 features contemporary Gospel artists Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music, who won a GRAMMY Award in 2021 for their song “Movin’ On,” plus the vocal group The Singers of Soul, an acclaimed Gospel choir whose united sound aims to spread love, hope and joy through the power of music.

Community choirs are also part of the show on each of these Saturdays, with music from 3 p.m.to 7 p.m. on the Fantasyland Theater stage.

Nearby, families can take part in crafts, enjoy snacks from Troubadour Tavern and share their thoughts on a gratitude wall.

Related – Black Culture Inspires New Culinary Creations at Walt Disney World

Celebrate Soulfully has begun at the Disneyland Resort!

Throughout Feb., Downtown Disney District showcases live nightly entertainment featuring R&B, reggae, funk, Motown, jazz and Doo-Wop, plus Saturday afternoon Gospel performances. The groups include Island Reggae, Del Atkins and the LYFE Band, Midnight Hour, Philly Phonics, Forward Motion, StandardMel & Friends, Urban Music Society and LALA Brass. You can also listen to a jazz pianist nightly at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen!

Celebrate Soulfully has begun at the Disneyland Resort!

Also this month, you can enjoy jazz by The Mood Indigo Group nightly in the lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Arts and Goods by Black Creatives

The Downtown Disney District is spotlighting Black artisans and offerings that celebrate Black culture:

Celebrate Soulfully has begun at the Disneyland Resort!
  • A live chalk-art installation comes to life each week as Disney cast member and chalk muralist Marcella Swett reveals a new artistic creation near the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage. Swett, a senior production artisan with Disney Live Entertainment, is an award-winning visual artist and native Southern Californian whose career has spanned more than three decades.
  • Art inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” created by emerging Black artists Bee Harris, Bianca Pastel, Arrington Porter and Cory Van Lew, are on display near the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage.
  • In anticipation of “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” series on Disney+, art displays inspired by Penny Proud and her family are coming soon to Downtown Disney District.
  • The new Post 21 cart brings a collection of modern merchandise from Black-owned businesses, curated by a Los Angeles-based mother and daughter duo.  On Feb. 27, Post 21 will have a book signing with twins Channing and Chelsea Moreland, authors of “B is for Black Girl.”
Celebrate Soulfully has begun at the Disneyland Resort!
  • At WonderGround Gallery, discover artwork and collectibles inspired by the films “Soul,” “Princess and the Frog,” “The Lion King” and more. Artists Joey Chou and Fenway Fan will be signing their newest “Soul” artwork from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 26.
  • Pelé Soccer is debuting a new sweatshirt design featuring an iconic image of Pelé and a call to “empower the culture.”
  • Lovepop honors Black History Month with special “We are Black History” and “Black is Beautiful” cards.

The Food!

While listening to jazz at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, savor a special menu enhanced with wines, beer and spirits from Black-owned businesses at Hearthstone Lounge through Feb. Sip wines by the glass from the McBride Sisters Collection or the Brown Estate Napa Valley, enjoy craft beer from Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. or a cocktail made with Uncle Nearest 1884 Tennessee whiskey. The appetizer menu, served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly, features crispy chicken wings with habanero maple syrup glaze, Cajun shrimp flatbread, and loaded sweet potato fries with crispy bacon, corn relish, barbecue sauce, spicy aioli and parsley.

Celebrate Soulfully has begun at the Disneyland Resort!

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney District celebrates creole cuisine featuring Louisiana crawfish spring rolls, NOLA BBQ shrimp & grits, and sweet peach tea.

Will you be visiting the Disneyland Resort during Celebrate Soulfully?

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