Thursday, April 1, 2010

FAMU to Host Haiti Relief Concert featuring Trey Songz, Common and Fabolous

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) 39th Student Senate will host a Haiti Relief Benefit Concert featuring three of this generation’s hottest performers Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Teaching Center Gymnasium.

Singer Trey Songz is set to headline this concert. There also will be performances by FAMU alumnus and Grammy award-winning rapper Common and New York-born rapper Fabolous.

“It should be a good one,” said Saundra Inge, director of student activities. “We wanted to do something very big to help.”

Proceeds from the event will go toward FAMU's Haiti Relief Effort.

FAMU has been very active with its role in helping the victims of Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake, which occurred on January 12, 2010.

Subsequently, the university launched a mobile campaign and collected clothing, food, hygiene products and medical supplies to donate.

“We've also set up a resource center for our students from Haiti, so if they need items that we have collected, they can get them,” said Inge.

FAMU is also sponsoring an essay contest open to all high school students in the Big Bend area. Three winners will be selected to receive two VIP passes to the benefit concert and have a meet-and-greet with Trey Songz, Common and Fabolous.

“Many people use music as their outlet of expression,” said Tyler Cheatham, CEO of the District 7 Production Group and promoter for the concert. “The contest will introduce local students to the positive side of the music industry and allow them the opportunity to speak one-on-one with artists in the industry.”

Tickets are $25 for FAMU, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College students, and $33 for non-students and the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Teaching Center Gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or online at .

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