AEG Presents, in partnership with Entercom Radio Group and the City of Pompano Beach, is proud to host #ParklandStrong, A Benefit for the Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting at the Pompano Beach Amp on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. All proceeds, including ticket sales, concessions, merchandise and sponsorships will be donated to the official Broward Education Foundation Stoneman Douglas Fund. The concert will feature New Found Glory; Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, playing an intimate acoustic set; and Ryan Key of Yellowcard. In addition, the Toronto-based Choir!Choir!Choir! will unite The Amp in song.
“We are honored to be partnering with an outstanding array of community organizations to help support the victims’ families, survivors and those impacted by the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” said John Valentino, Senior Vice President of AEG Presents. “This concert will provide the opportunity to unite through an evening of music, while funding the official organization overseeing the distribution of donations.”
The evening will feature an array of globally renowned performers with Florida roots.
Schedule (Subject to Change without notice)
6:30 William Ryan Key
7:30 Speed Painter Michael Israel
8pm Auction of Michael’s work
9:00 Chris Carrabba
10- New Found Glory
About New Found Glory
Band members from headlining act, New Found Glory, graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and are honored to be participating in this concert. The members of New Found Glory had this to say:
The members of New Found Glory would like to start by saying this is a statement that we wish we never had to write in the first place. Our hearts are broken, and we cannot imagine the pain the victim’s families, friends, students, teachers and anyone else impacted by the recent tragedy at MSD must be feeling. While we feel there are no words that we can say or do to fix this in any way, we wish to let you know that our hearts are heavy with the pain that this event has caused to so many. We want to stress that the most important part of the grieving process is to focus on the healing of those affected by this senseless act. As some of you may or may not know, half of our band went to MSD so it is important to us that we do as much as we possibly can to help the school and families of the victims. They deserve our love, support, and help, and we will help in any way we can.
New Found Glory emerged as part of the pop punk scene of the late 1990s, and critics have hailed them as a pioneer of that genre. Joining them in tribute this evening will be former lead vocalist of the band Yellowcard, William Ryan Key, who will be debuting his new ambient, acoustic sound along with the release of his first EP. Chris Carrabba, who will also be playing an intimate acoustic set, is the lead singer of Dashboard Confessional, which recently released their new album, Crooked Shadows. The evening will also feature a silent auction of donated items. A soon-to-be announced dedicated web page will feature all available auctions items
“I couldn’t be more proud of our community coming together and paying tribute to the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. There is no better way to begin the healing process than through music,” said Keriann Worley, Senior Vice President of Entercom Radio Group.
Renowned “Speed Painter” Michael Israel
AEG Presents, in partnership with 104.3 The Shark and Entercom Radio Group and the City of Pompano Beach, is proud to announce that world-renowned “Speed Painter” Michael Israel has been added to the impressive lineup for #ParklandStrong, A Benefit for the Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting.
Michael Israel is touted as the greatest speed painter on earth. With his flamboyant, rock star looks and charismatic style, he electrifies arena-sized audiences with little more than a paintbrush. Best described as Cirque du Soleil meets Picasso, equal parts Jackie Chan and Tony Robbins, Michael appears as if he were a madman on stage, reckless painting and seemingly random chaos ensues… miraculously it comes together into a heart-touching image so powerful the entire room leap to their feet, cheering, some with tears running down their faces!
Through his captivating performance, he has the innate ability to inspire and motivate as he reaches each member of the audience on a personal level while entertaining and thrilling on a lavish, monumental scale. In dollars and cents, paintings Michael has completed in as little as 5-minutes have sold for a quarter of a million dollars, a strong testament as to how powerful his presentations are. Michael’s work has sold for millions of dollars worldwide and he has directed much of the revenue to dozens of charities.
The Fund will also benefit from an online auction, which will run through 5pm on May 17. 2018. Items can be viewed and bids placed by visitingwww.1043theshark.com. The auction will include items such as an autographed championship boxing belt, VIP concert tickets, and items signed by performers such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Carrabba, Muse, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant, Styx, Walk the Moon and more.
Choir! Choir! Choir!
Another addition to the event is a performance by Choir! Choir! Choir! The Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman will be uniting The Amp in song with a moving rendition of “Hallelujah.” The duo will teach the audience their original arrangement and together everyone will take part in a powerful experience. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube. The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.
The City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department has been working closely with AEG Presents, Entercom Radio Group, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue and a host of other supporters and volunteers to organize this event.
“Pompano Beach unites with Parkland to share in your grief and help in your healing,” said Mark Beaudreau, Pompano Beach Recreations Programs Administrator. “As neighbors, we are here for the long journey. This event is just a start. We hope that we can come together to support the victim’s families and friends and be an agent of change for the betterment of our children.”
Current sponsors donating time and services include: New Found Glory with Le Grand Music and APA – Agency for Performing Arts, City of Pompano Beach Parks Department, Broward County Sheriff’s Department, Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue, Entercom Radio Group, AEG Presents, PCI – Professional Concessions Inc., TES Production, Kay Renz Public Relations, DAK Security and Staffing, Pompano Beach Cultural Center and AXS Ticketing.
Reserved Tickets: $25, no fees
Meet-n-Greet Tickets: $75
Date(s) - 05/16/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pompano Beach Amphitheater (The Amp)