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Grammy Award Winning Artist Hosts Benefit Concert


VALLEY’S BRIGHTEST STARS IS COMING HOME. GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RECORDING ARTIST JOHN LEGEND WILL BE PREFORMING A BENEFIT CONCERT IN SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY… ALONG WITH HIS BROTHER VAUGHN ANTHONY. TICKETS ARE ON SALE RIGHT NOW. ROB SNEED IS LIVE WITH THE REASON BEHIND THE MUSIC. MARK. I SPOKE ONE ON ONE WITH LOCAL SINGER AND SONGWRITER VAUGHN ANTHONY ABOUT WHY THEY’RE DOING THIS CONCERT. HE TOLD ME IT WAS TO HELP THE SPRINGFIELD Y-M-C- A. HE SAYS TO HIM AND HIS BROTHER…..IT’S ABOUT GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. I ALWAYS CAME TO THE Y AS A LITTLE CHILD MY PATENTS ALWAYS TOO US TO THE Y SO I’M FAMILIAR WITH THE Y. TO SINGER AND SONGWRITER VAUGHN ANTHONY…THE SPRINGFIELD YMCA IS LIKE A SECOND HOME.IF IT WASN’T FOR ATHLETICS AND THE YMCA THEN I WOULD HAVE MAYBE BEEN IN JAIL OR MAYBE SOMEWHERE ELSE. AND THAT’S WHY IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO HIM..THAT EVERY CHILD HAS ACCESS TO IT.THE KIDS ARE OUR FUTURE AND IF WE DON’T INVEST INTO THE FUTURE THEN WE ARE IN TROUBLE AND WE NEED TO BE GREAT EXAMPLES AS LEADERS FOR THE CHILDREN. ANTHONY IS TEAMING UP WITH HIS BROTHER…GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RECORDING JOHN LEGEND THIS SATURDAY. THE PAIR ARE PUTTING ON A BENEFIT CONCERT TO HELP RAISE MONEY TO FIX THE CEILING IN BASKETBALL GYM.MY SAYING IS WHEN IT RAINS OUTSIDE IT RAINS IN THE Y. AS WELL AS RAISE MONEY FOR BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL CAMPS AS WELL AS OTHER PROGRAMS HERE. ME BEING FROM SPRINGFIELD IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE ITS A CALL TO ACTION FOR US TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP IMPROVE SPRINGFIELD AND SO THAT’S WHY I’M HERE. THERE ARE ONLY 2,200 TICKETS UP FOR GRAPS…EACH ONLY COSTING 20 DOLLARS.A SMALL PRICE ANTHONY BELIEVES WILL MAKE A HUGE IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF SO MANY CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY. BASICALLY TAKE THE BABY STEPS TO GET THE CITY INVOLVED AN BEING IT TO THE AWARENESS AND BASICALLY CHALLENGE THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY…INSTEAD OF INVESTING I TO SOME MICHAEL JORDAN SHOES LETS I VEST ONTO THE CITY. THE CONCERT BEGINS AT SEVEN ON SATURDAY. DOORS WILL OPEN AT SIX. REPORTING LIVE ROB SNEED 2 NEWS. YOU CAN GET YOUR TICKETS AT THE UPPER VALLEY MALL… SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL… OR SPRINGFIELD FAMILY Y-M-C-A. TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED ONLINE. GO TO WDTN DOT COM… AND CLICK ON THE WEBLINKS LOGO ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOMEPAGE. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SPRINGFIELD FAMILY Y-M-C-A.

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