Hip Hop for a cause: Gottingen Street for Scott Jones [News]
Halifax, NS – On November 28th, over 40 artists and bands will perform across seven stages on Gottingen Street in downtown Halifax. There will be Rock, Soul, Roots, Drag, and of course, Hip Hop. One thing we can guarantee? It will be the most meaningful night of music you could attend on the East Coast this year. Why? Because all ticket sales will be donated to the Scott Jones Trust.
Scott Jones is a 27-year old music teacher from New Glasgow who was stabbed over Thanksgiving weekend, because of his sexual orientation. His spine was severed and he is now paralyzed from the waist down as a result of this brutal hate crime.
“Scott’s hope and message of positivity in the face of adversity is inspiring,” said event organizer Georgia Richards. “This event is an opportunity to support Scott financially as his whole life changes, and to celebrate his courageous spirit. It is also a chance to take a stand against intolerance – we won’t stop speaking up, protecting each other and making our community feel safe. Everyone deserves to be safe. And we need you to help us.”
Watch the video below for more information and hit the jump for all the show details.
Now recovering in hospital, Port City Events and the people and artists of Nova Scotia have teamed up to assist in supporting Scott during this period through the creation of Gottingen Street for Scott Jones.
￼”To have these performers and businesses come together in my name is overwhelming.” “This is going to be an amazing night and I am so thankful for their support and love!” – Scott Jones
In the mood for some Hip Hop? Hit up The Bus Stop Theatre at 2203 Gottingen to catch Weirdo Click, Nicole Ariana, Neon Dreams, Quake Matthews, and Cam Smith, plus a very special surprise guest! The show is $15 and runs from 8PM-2AM with all proceeds towards the Scott Jones Trust.
Visit the Facebook page here.
To date, various fundraising efforts have raised over $110,000 for Scott Jones. For more information on the Scott Jones Trust, visit supportscottjones.com
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