St. Louis based artist and Ferguson, MO resident Brian Owens has announced #HealFerguson: A Concert for Peace & Unity to be held on Sunday, September 7th in the parking lot of his church, Ferguson Church of Christ. The family-friendly event will begin at 5pm and include appearances from Christine Brewer, Theresa Payne, Japanese recording artist Nao Yoshioka, grammy-award winning producer J.R., Keb Mo sideman Mike Hicks and the debut of an original piece commissioned for this event entitled “The Divides That Bind” to be performed by Adam Maness with members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
The event is sponsored by Sterling Bank, with additional support from Destin2B1 Records and the Saint Louis Symphony Community Partnerships. The event will highlight the Ferguson Youth Initiative, an organization that has been working in Ferguson since 2012 to engage and empower the city’s youth. Owens has set a goal of signing up 100 new mentors for the Youth Initiative as has already signed up to be a mentor.
“Music has an amazing ability bring people together in peace and at the same time enlighten our hearts to experience something even greater,” says Owens. This experience is about engaging our hands, lifting our spirits and looking forward to a new and even better Ferguson community and city.”
Seating will be available beginning at 5pm with music beginning at 5:30. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. In addition to the music, there will be activities on site for the whole family.
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