Kid Electric Concerts Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar with Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Concert

Kid Electric Concerts and Big Brother Big Sisters join together in an effort to promote mentoring through concert series

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Nashville, TN (March 25, 2010)— Kicking off its 2010 mentorship drive concert series, on Friday April 16th, Kid Electric Concerts will present Brown Sugar Live benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is the first of three concerts this year that will raise awareness for youth mentoring in hopes of signing up at least 200 Big Brothers and Big Sisters by the year’s end. The concert will take place at The Rutledge (410 4th Ave. South), doors open at 7pm and the show will begin at 8:00 PM.  Hosted by 92 Q’s Jene India, the line-up includes Joey Richey, national recording artist, Darnell Levine, American Idol Finalist, Ricky Braddy, Jonathan Winstead and many more.

In honor of the fifteenth year anniversary of R&B superstar D’Angelo’s monumental debut album Brown Sugar, the concert will have some of Nashville’s favorite male soul singers perform the album in its entirety from beginning to end.  “It is our goal to motivate our audience to invest in the lives of our children. Through these quarterly concerts, we are hoping to dramatically decrease the number of children that are on Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list that are really in need of some guidance from a mentor. There are over 300 kids waiting and 80% of those are boys. It is my hope that Brown Sugar Live specifically motivates our male audience to get involved with mentoring” Creative Director and KEC Founder, Toya Haynes states.

Kid Electric Concerts is an organization that presents events such as these to raise funds and awareness for local non-profit and community based organizations who aim to change not only our great city but the world.  “We celebrate these organizations by putting on creatively themed benefit concerts that showcase Nashville's best artists and pay tribute to great and timeless music. It is our hope and passion that these concerts motivate our community to get out there and "do something,” says Haynes.  The KEC alum of organizations includes The Boys and Girls Club, Haiti Environmental Support Program, and The Magdalene House.

Collectively, Kid Electric Concerts, radio station 92Q and The MEPR Agency have come together to help Big Brothers Big Sisters reach their goal of making certain that every child on their waiting list is afforded the guidance of a caring adult mentor.

The 18+ show will kick off at 8:00pm and a portion of the proceeds will be contributed to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Attendees will be able to apply with the organization to become a Big Brother or Big Sister at the concert.

For more information about Kid Electric Concerts please contact Toya Haynes, kidelectricgroup@gmail.com or 615.509.6406.  For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters visit www.mentorakid.org or call 615.329.9191. For media opportunities with KEC please contact The MEPR Agency, info@mepragency.com or 615.423.4588.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee helps vulnerable children in our area beat the odds against them.  In 2009, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee served 2,541 children with a mentor.

The organization depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety, and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships.

You can change how children grow up in Middle Tennessee by going to www.mentorakid.org or calling (615) 329-9191.

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Event Contact:

Toya Haynes

Kid Electric Concerts

kidelectricgroup@gmail.com

Media Contact:

The MEPR Agency

615.423.4588

info@mepragency.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters Contact:

Sarah Beatty

615.329.9191 X221

sarah.beatty@bbbs.org