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Posted on: March 29, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Details for Second Annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert Announced

The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing announced the performance lineup for the upcoming second annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert, which will include recent South Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee Blue Dogs, soulful vocalist Zandrina Dunning and BlackNoyze Band, percussive Americana Rock band Rene Russell and the Bottom End, and singers from the College of Charleston Choir, Charleston Symphony Chorus and Taylor Festival Choir under the direction of Dr. Rob Taylor, with special musical appearances by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie.

The Commission also announced that Humanities Foundation founder Tracy Doran will be honored at the concert as the 2019 Honoree of the “Homeless to Hope Award for Enduring Contributions to Alleviating Homelessness.”

The Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the Gaillard Center Performance Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Homeless to Hope Fund, which helps citizens transitioning out of homelessness by providing support through a network of community organizations and service providers.

Tickets are available for purchase at Raffle tickets can also be purchased online for a chance to win either two VIP tickets and backstage passes to the Hootie & the Blowfish Group Therapy Tour Concert, or a guitar singed by Darius Rucker, members of Hootie & the Blowfish and Edwin McCain.

Mayor Tecklenburg said, “On behalf of my fellow mayors, I’d like to say how happy we all are to be a part of this important event and to thank all of the entertainers who will be giving up their time to share their music with us. This uplifting evening brings together our region’s service providers to honor them and raise funds so they can continue providing much needed services to our citizens experiencing homelessness.”

For more information on the Homeless to Hope Fund, visit

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