LeAnn Rimes To Play Benefit Concert With WMZQ For StandUp For Kids
September 20, 2011 at 6:28 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Country WMZQ/WASHINGTON, D.C. has announced that CURB RECORDS artist LEANN RIMES will perform a live acoustic concert to benefit STANDUP FOR KIDS, a national non-profit organization committed to ending the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the U.S. The benefit performance will be held on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 8p (ET) at the RIOT ACT COMEDY CLUB in WASHINGTON, D.C.
At the benefit event, LEANN will perform her new song “Give” from her upcoming album “Lady & Gentlemen,” in stores TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th. For the song’s video, LEANN partnered with the organization and featured several homeless kids from CHICAGO who have been directly impacted by STANDUP FOR KIDS. STANDUP FOR KIDS was founded in 1990 to help rescue homeless and at-risk youth. Their mission is to empower teenagers toward lifelong personal growth through on-the-streets outreach programs.
"'Give' is a song with a powerful message about how if we want love, kindness and happiness in our lives, then we need to give some of that back," LEANN said. "I believe that message needs to be shared with the world and in doing so, I am happy to partner with CLEAR CHANNEL to help support STANDUP FOR KIDS, an important nonprofit organization whose mission is to help homeless and street kids all across the country.”
Tickets for the event will be $20 and are available at riotactcomedy.com.
In addition, CLEAR CHANNEL will collaborate with LEANN to create a series of national public service announcements and a special 30 minute radio show discussing the serious issue of the rising rate of youth homelessness.
"Just as we were struggling with the devastating effects of the economic downturn, declining contributions and the difficulty of recruiting enough volunteers, LEANN and CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO flew in, like guardian angels, giving us an amazing opportunity to tell our story,” said National Board member of STANDUP FOR KIDS TOM REIMAN. “This will be a great event and will help us raise awareness about teen homelessness throughout the communities we serve.”
“This is such an amazing opportunity to attend an intimate acoustic performance by LEANN RIMES while raising funds for a very important cause,” said Market Manager for CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO THEA MITCHEM. “LEANN is clearly passionate about teen homelessness and WMZQ is honored to help bring that passion to our listeners through this concert and her new song, ‘Give’.’”
For more information, visit www.wmzq.com.