West Suburban and Chicago Leaders Announce ‘Concert Across America to End Gun Violence’

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Days after a West Suburban teen was shot and killed on Chicago’s West Side, a group of residents and non-profit leaders announced a local concert event as part of the national Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 25th, 2016. The West Suburban event, to be hosted at 4pm at Wire in Berwyn, IL, will be one of several concerts held across the U.S. The Berwyn show will feature performances by School of Rock Oak Park; a singer/songwriter showcase featuring Blake Christiana (Yarn/NC), Terry White (Cannonball/Chicago), and Cheryl Tomblin (Chicago); hip hop artist Add-2 (Chicago); and will be headlined by Chicago favorite Tributosaurus doing the songs of Neil Young. “August was one of the deadliest months in Chicago history,” said Steve Thompson, one of the event organizers. “This senseless violence affects all of us, city and suburban residents. We have to work together to support organizations providing opportunities and new paths for our young people.” Proceeds from the concert will benefit two Chicago not-for-profit organizations, Peace Hub Chicago and The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. “Peace Hub Chicago is thrilled to be working with west suburban residents to raise awareness of gun violence issues and to show our unity in the face of a common threat to our young people,” said Norman Kerr, Director, Peace Hub Chicago. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will benefit local violence prevention organizations. For more info, to make a contribution, or to buy tickets, visit: http://www.veltwaypress.com/index.php/ticket-for-the-concert-across-america-to-end-gun-violence/.

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