Hometown singer will perform at Kennedy Center Sunday

Hometown singer will perform at Kennedy Center Sunday
San Dieguito Academy alum Joey Pearson will perform at The Kennedy Center Sunday. The performance will be availble to view live online. Courtesy photo

Joey Pearson, San Dieguito Academy Class of 2010, will perform at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday at a “Let Freedom Ring” concert celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. 

He’ll sing an original song titled, “Anything” written for the event by musical director Nolan Williams, Jr. Grammy-award winner Smokey Robinson will also perform.

Joey is a junior, on a full scholarship, in the Foreign Service School at Georgetown University.

A 2002 semi-finalist on the TV show, “Star Search,” he performed locally at the San Diego County Fair, Borders Books in The Forum, House of Blues, Seaport Village and Qualcomm Stadium — and occasionally with The MarDels. He was also a popular AVID teacher at SDA, Torrey Pines High School, Earl Warren Middle School and Oakcrest Middle School. After graduating next year, he plans to return to San Diego. “I can’t wait to see my friends and start teaching again,” he said.

“I especially miss having Justin Burritos at Rico’s and picking up warm VG donuts in the evenings and eating them down at the beach.”

The concert will be broadcast live at 3 p.m. PT at: kennedy-center.org/explorer/live.



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  1. Tony Pearson says:

    I am so proud to see my son performing at at the Kennedy Center…what an honor and I know for a fact that he is humbled by the opportunity. Can’t wait! Thanks for the coverage, Lily.

    • Susannah Black says:

      Tony Congrats to Joey and to YOU! I know you are proud of him! I am thrilled for you and can’t wait to see and hear him perform! The world is in for a treat!

  2. Deb Sisti says:

    They are going to LOVE it. Wish we could be there. My husband Jim & I are very proud of him.

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