Igniting the Promise
Some of you might have heard through the grapevine that G Love & Special Sauce and Ashanti are playing at Stage AE Thursday night. The show is happening as part of a fundraiser called “Igniting the Promise” for the Pittsburgh Promise, a local organization that offers college scholarships to high school students who live in the city of Pittsburgh and attend Pittsburgh Public Schools. All participants are required to raise at least $50 to attend and those who raise $100 can bring a guest to the all-night dance extravaganza that starts Thursday evening at 8:30PM and runs until 6:15AM with a sunrise BBQ Friday morning.
This 18+ event is hosted by Kiya and Mike Tomlin. Entertainment includes: Ashanti, G Love and Special Sauce, DJ Zimmie, DJ Bonics, Reggae with Dan Dabber, 90s hour with Selecta, LazerCrunk deejays Cutups and Keebs, sunrise yoga, food, drink, Steelers appearances, and surprises along the way.
Though the event is tomorrow, it’s not too late to fundraise and participate. For tips on how to reach the individual goal of $50, visit their page. You can also register here and provide your donation at the door.
We strongly encourage you to do your part for this wonderful organization that “invigorates the entire community, improves the quality of life in the region, and creates a highly qualified workforce that will meet the needs of local employers, both now and in the future.” If an all night dance-a-thon doesn’t quite fit into your schedule, participants are advised to arrive at the 8:30 start time and stay for Ashanti and G Love, whose performances should be over around midnight.