2007-04-06

Legion Field concert: Battle Against Poverty

From the e-mail:

The 2007 Battle Against Poverty Concert is a day long event taking place on Legion Field. This concert is a community-wide initiative begun by local high school students that not only stresses awareness but also breaks the boundaries of the University bubble and local Athenians for an eye-opening afternoon of rock, hip-hop, and awareness.

Athens society is as diverse and generous as you're likely to see, but at the heart of our town is a lesion, buried under layers of scar tissue from two decades of persistence. Poverty is this problem antagonizing Athens and The Battle Against Poverty recognizes this in a united and powerful event.

This event will happen on Saturday April 7th at UGA's Legion Field. [Legion Field is on campus and located along Lumpkin St., across from the Tate Center parking lot.] The concert kicks off at 3:00 PM with a High School battle of the bands emceed by none other than Mayor Heidi Davidson. The champion of this round earns the shiny prize of a position in Athfest 2007 . The festivities continue into the adult division of the battle at 4:30 PM, and keep rolling on to a rap battle hosted by Ishues at 8:15 PM and a 9:15 PM performance of Bling the Children Back Home.

ADMISSION IS FREE!!!
However, donations are appreciated and t-shirts with the Battle Against Poverty logo on the front being sold at the concert for $10.00. All proceeds go to the Athens organization Partners for a Prosperous Athens.

High School Battle of the Bands:
3:00 STAB THE COOK
3:30 CONNELLY CROWE
4:00 SUB-PAR

Adult Battle of the Bands:
4:30 TRIAL BY FIRE
5:15 B-SIDE REVOLUTION
6:00 MUDRA
6:45 ROYAL BLUE STONE GRIFTERS
7:30 CRUMBLING ARCHES

8:15 ISHUES will be hosting the city-wide invitational rap battle

9:15 BLING THE CHILDREN BACK HOME


Special guest speakers Partners For A Prosperous Athens Chair-Judge Steve Jones and PPA Steering Committee Member- Monica Knight will speak throughout the concert:

Steve Jones at 3:30 pm
Monica Knight at 7:30 pm


Other events part of the Battle Against Poverty effort include:


The "Poverty in Art" Show Grand Opening
When: Friday, April 6th, 2007
Where: Cedar Shoals HS fine arts auditorium
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Admission: Free

The 2007 Miss Jag Queen Contest

hen: Friday, April 6th, 2007
Where: Cedar Shoals HS Fine Arts Auditorium
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Admission: $2.00
[Proceeds go to the Athens organization Partners for a Prosperous Athens.]

We hope that everyone will come out to enjoy these events!

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