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Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at Union County Performing Arts Center

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Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert Credits: Courtesy of The Union County Performing Arts Center
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With two number one singles on the R&B and club charts, Rahway native, Ny’a, has amassed a following both statewide and around the world. Credits: Union County Performing Arts Center
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Aly-Us achieved stardom with their 1992 hit single “Follow Me.” Credits: Union County Performing Arts Center
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Julia Robertson achieved fame as a member of the female R&B group Ex-Girlfriend. Norm Adams first discovered his skills as a young singer in church. Credits: Union County Performing Arts Center
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Allure is a New York based R&B group currently comprised of Alia Davis, Lalisha Sanders and Akissa Mendez. Credits: Union County Performing Arts Center
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RAHWAY, NJ — A Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert will be held at the Union County Performing Arts Center, featuring award-winning musical artists, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of Rahway is sponsoring the show which features platinum-winning artists Pamela Long from Total and Aly-Us, gold-winning artists Ny’a and Allure, Julia Robertson and Norm Adams, Judah Priest, Kenny Black, High-Five, and the Apostolic Center’s band and choir. Tickets for the general admission show may be purchased in advance for $20 at www.ucpac.org.

All proceeds from the concert will be used to benefit Hurricane victims in Florida and Texas.

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“It is all about coming together to help our fellow Americans who need it the most in Texas and Florida,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said. “We thank the artists for performing, and we urge our residents to come out and support the relief effort, and have a good time while doing so.”

Rahway’s own recording artist, Ny’a, organized the concert and brought the artists together. Rahway Mayor Sampson Steinman, who is a supporter of the show thanked her and hailed the event created to help disaster victims.

“Our Country has experienced back-to-back devastating weather events, and it has been said that hurricanes do not discriminate in their path of destruction,” Steinman said. “We are coming together to lift our hearts, raise funds and show our compassion for our fellow Americans in need. There is no finer way than to do than through music, a celebration of our culture and American way of life.”

Felice Twaddle, President of the Board of Directors at UCPAC added, “I am pleased that we are able to come together for a night of great entertainment to benefit those that were affected by the damages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. My sincere thanks to all the artists that have graciously donated their time to make this event happen.”

The Union County Performing Arts Center is located at 1601 Irving St in Rahway, NJ and is accessible to major roads and public transportation.

For more information visit: www.ucpac.org

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