UPDATED Concert Preview: Stay Amped, The Anthem, March 23

March 22, 2018

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In the wake of the the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which ended the lives of 17 people, the student-led March For Our Lives will take to the streets on March 24 to demand that lawmakers enact legislative gun control. The flagship march in D.C. will be joined by over 600 sibling marches across the country.

The night before, Friday, March 23, artists such as Fall Out Boy, G-Eazy, Baby Rheza, and Lizzo are partnering with I.M.P. and The Anthem in Washington, D.C. to support the movement. Along with these artists, members of Fall Out Boy are curating a line-up that will include additional surprise guests. Throughout the night, the voices of students, gun violence survivors, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni will be amplified throughout the evening.

The proceeds from the show will go to Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization. The fund was founded by former Congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly.

Stay Amped, A Concert to End Gun Violence will be held at The Anthem on March 23. Doors open at 6:30. Student tickets can be purchased at half price online or in person at The Anthem, 9:30 Club, Lincoln Theatre, and Merriweather box offices. Limit of two tickets per student, must present a valid student ID upon purchase and entry.

Further information can be found here.

UPDATE: Also in attendance will be GRAMMY-nominated Country artist Cam, the “Full Frontal” With Samantha Bee bus, students from Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, other survivors of gun violence, humanitarian and world-renown chef José Andrés, Youtube star Miles McKenna, and singer-songwriter Alex G. Girl Be Heard, a theatre company that elevates global issues affecting girls, will also be in attendance to tell their stories.

Kayla Hewitt
Kayla is the Voice's podcast editor.

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