Troy University students plan ‘Help for Haiti’ relief concert

Posted: Tuesday, 26 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University students are joining forces to present a benefit concert to aid the people of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The “Help for Haiti” Relief Concert will be held Friday, Jan. 29 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tailgate Terrace on the Troy Campus. Admission to the concert is a donation of at least $5.

“Many people want to do something to help, but they don’t know what to do or how to do it,” said Micah Grimes, a senior broadcast journalism major from Ft. Meade, Fla., who is one of the organizers of the event. “As college students, we may not have a lot of money to give but as a team, using the medium of music, our money can add up quickly.”

The concert was the idea of Grimes and fellow TROY student Josh Johnson, who is the leader of the “J. Harvey Band,” one of the groups slated to perform. All of the artists performing during the concert are donating their time allowing all of the proceeds from the event to go to aid the victims of the earthquake.

The concert, which is aimed at college students but is open to the general public as well, will feature performances by “The J. Harvey Johnson Band,” Kenny Heard, “The Park Band,” Corey “The Rez” Rezner, Erica Franklin, Fire Mountain, Justin Grimes, Derrick Kinsaul, “Bad News Sushi,” Ethan Watford and “The Nasty Nate Experience,” featuring Trojan football players Bear Woods, Nate Nolin, Sam Sellers, Jacoby Thomas and Donnell Golden.

“We have partnered with Troy University and the TROY Student Government Association to give the south Alabama region an opportunity to give back, coming together on one night, as a community,” Grimes said. “This event is targeted to college students to give them a real medium to give to the people of Haiti, but it is open to anyone and everyone.”

For additional information on the event, contact Grimes at 863-205-6742.