Public invited to attend Benefit Concert for Mental Health Awareness with ticket purchase to support students through the BRCC Foundation
Baton Rouge Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will host a Benefit Concert and Mental Health Panel discussion on Wednesday, April 13, featuring Grammy nominated singer Tamar Braxton. The concert, which is free of charge for BRCC students and employees, is also open to the public with a donation of $25 for general seating. The proceeds will help establish an emergency fund through the BRCC Foundation that will support students in crisis. The concert will be held in the Magnolia Theater and Performing Arts Pavilion on the Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Dr. Doors for the concert will open at 5:45 p.m. for the general public, and the concert is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. The public can visit brccf.org/recastbr to purchase tickets.
“I’m grateful that we can host an event of this magnitude and significance at Baton Rouge Community College through the leadership of our Student Government Association and the assistance of the BRCC Foundation, ReCastBR, and our sponsors,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith. “The purpose of this event is to raise awareness toward the alarming mental health issues and provide some solutions to this growing problem that our community is currently facing.”
In addition to Braxton, the concert will also feature Jason Warrior of American Idol and NBC’s The Voice, and local rap artist Miz Tiffany.
Tamar Braxton is the sister of Toni Braxton and the youngest of the Braxton sisters. She had a number one song on the R&B charts, a featured role in the reality TV series Braxton Family Values that lasted for seven seasons, co-hosted a popular TV talk show, and cameo appearances in various television episodes.
Also taking place before the concert will be a panel discussion about mental health, dealing with trauma, and the impact of COVID-19. The panel will include celebrity publicists Love Logan, entertainment manager Vincent Martinez and BRCC’s Mental Health Counselors LaCrystal McCoy and Alisha Diggs. The event is open only to students, faculty, and staff and will be in the Dumas Room at 3:00 p.m.
A ticket will be required to enter the event. For additional information about the benefit concert and the mental health panel discussion, visit brccf.org/recastbr.