The Bay Area event production collective HGMNY is hosting a “Concert for Justice” to benefit the family of Eric Garner, Thursday, April 9, at the New Parish, 579 18th St.in Downtown Oakland.
The fundraiser will feature some of the industry’s fastest rising artists including Dizzy Wright, Casey Veggies, Pell and Bastiengoat. Tickets for the all-ages concert are now on sale at TheNewParish.com.
Matt Geffen and Timmy Stabler, high school sophomores at Marin Academy in San Rafael, had the idea for a benefit concert after seeing the music community’s reaction to the lack of indictments in recent police shootings.
As they went about trying to launch the event, they crossed paths and joined forces with Dylan Macturk, co- founder of HGMNY, already working to organize a similar event.
The benefit is designed to reflect on civil injustices such as the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Oscar Grant and other victims of injustice through the power of music.
Eric Garner left behind a wife, six children and two grandchildren. The goal of the event for organizers is to raise funds to make a difference for Eric Garner’s family.
All profits from the concert will go directly to benefit Garner’s family, according to event organizers.
For more information and the full list of performers, visit bit.ly/ConcertForJustice