Kick off to Women’s History Month with special concert Hartnell welcomes Melanie DeMore

Publish Date: 
Mar 1, 2017

Kick off to Women’s History Month with special concert
Hartnell welcomes Melanie DeMore


SALINAS, Calif. – The Hartnell Community College District and the Associated Students of Hartnell College welcome vocal artist and activist Melanie DeMore for a musical concert titled Song as Sustenance in Times of Struggle.  DeMore will offer a unique concert, free to students, staff and the community at large this afternoon:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:00 p.m. at Steinbeck Hall
411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA

Singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore has a remarkable voice, weaving the fibers of African American folk music with soulful ballads, spirituals and her own original music. DeMore beautifully brings her audience together through her music and commentary. She has toured extensively, singing at festivals, universities, in coffee houses and concert halls.

In addition to her solo work, DeMore facilitates vocal workshops for professional and community-based choral groups and has taught her program called “Sound Awareness” in schools, prisons, and youth organizations in the US, Canada, Cuba and New Zealand.

This performance will mark the start of our Women’s History Month celebration at Hartnell College with many more offerings throughout the month of March.

To learn more about DeMore, visit

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920
The Hartnell CCD serves over 16,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit