Reported by Jake Levy, SCRN
The Midlands university and music community are working together for a benefit concert for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund this Friday at the Carolina Coliseum.
Six local hip-hop and rock bands will play the show, which runs from 5:00-10:00 pm. Tickets are general admission and cost $5.00, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina Jerry Brewer says between sets they will provide information for people about how to help Haiti.
Brewer says students and musicians came together for the idea of a concert.
“There was a university-wide meeting that got called together by Meredith Ross, who is the president of Student Government, and there were faculty members in there, and staff, and a lot of students and community members. That was the meeting where everybody came together, and several members of a couple bands were there and said ‘we’ve already talked among ourselves in the music community and we’d like to offer our talent free if it can be used.'”
Mini-fundraisers will also take place on the concourse of the Carolina Coliseum during the event, with all of those proceeds going to the Red Cross as well.
“We’d really encourage individuals, if they would like to come for the whole time or just part of it, it is going to be a good opportunity to support a good cause,” he said.
Doors will open at 4:00 pm on Friday, and tickets are on sale now.