Students from Bay State College’s Event Management class will be hosting their annual benefit concert on December 4th at 8:00pm at the Brighton Music Hall.
For the past three years, Bay State College Professor Jess White has assigned her Event Management students a semester-long service learning project designed to teach the fundamentals of producing a professional level event, while practicing the importance of social responsibility within the music industry. Twenty-seven students are involved in all aspects of producing this event and all profits will be donated to Right Turn; a local non-profit addiction facility based in Arlington, MA.
Right Turn provides addiction counseling, family therapy, life skill building, and also allows patients to express their feelings through music and showcase their talent at their own local café and on their radio station WTKK.
This event will be headlined by local Boston artist Shea Rose; a 2011 Berklee College graduate. Shea Rose has been recognized for her talents by legendary musician and actress Queen Latifah who chose her for a CoverGirl music campaign in 2010 and called Rose “America’s next female rapper.” Shea Rose delivers unique styles of music such as soul, funk rock, rap and jazz. Shea was named Artist of the year at 2011 Boston Music Awards after releasing her debut mix tape Rock’n’Rose (2010) and Little Warrior (2011). She has also been nominated for the 2012 Boston Music Award for best Pop/R&B Artist of the year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
“We enjoy doing this event every year”, says Professor White. “It is invaluable experience for our students in the Event Management class, and it give us the chance to give back to the community in a significant way.”
The show will be 18+ and admission is $15. To purchase tickets online please visit http://brightonmusichall.com.