Music artists to showcase talents on stage for student scholarships at SHSU
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 01:09
Several artists will take the stage to showcase their talents to raise money for student scholarships in a concert on Sept. 26.
Held in Johnson Coliseum, the concert will feature various artists including J-Dawg, Shevyn Roberts, Kat St. John, 85, Baby Boy and Jay-D along with SHSU students Mark Brown and Aaron Spells.
The concert will be hosted by Culor Inc., a non-profit organization out of Houston formed in 1999. The organization helps students with a mentoring program, writing resumes, drug and alcohol education and job searches. The concert will be a major event at SHSU to help raise student scholarships.
"I was inspired by my aunt’s work with kids and helping people," said John Thompson, who is helped promote the show. "I’m an alum of Sam Houston, so I’m coming back home."
For artist Shevyn Roberts, who also owns a non-profit dance studio for kids in Houston, the concert presents an opportunity for students at SHSU to have fun while raising money for a good cause.
"I think this concert will show that we can all pull together no what the cause is and that we can also have a fun time doing it," Roberts said.
Thompson said he hopes to bring something back to the community with the concert.
"I want [students at SHSU] to come with an open mind, enjoy great entertainment and give back to the students [in the program]."
The concert will be held at 6 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum. Tickets for the concert are $18 for presale and $25 at the door, and can be purchased through the SHSU Women’s Basketball Team. For more information, contact John Thompson at 281-415-6577 or email at email@example.com