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Concert for Hope For Human Trafficking

We were joined by Mayor Kevin Brooks and several volunteers to talk about the upcoming Concert Of Hope taking place at Lee University to raise mon

We were joined by Mayor Kevin Brooks and several volunteers to talk about the upcoming Concert Of Hope taking place at Lee University to raise money for Willowbend farms and M.O.S.T.

Learn more about the concert online at https://www.leeuniversity.edu/news/concert-of-hope-to-take-place-oct-24/


Lee University’s School of Music, along with SpiritSound Music Group and the City of Cleveland, will present the Concert of Hope on Tuesday, Oct. 24, to raise awareness and funds in the fight against human trafficking. The performance, featuring Jason Crabb, Geron Davis & Kindred Souls, the Lee University Symphonic Band, and Lee’s Evangelistic Singers, will take place in the Conn Center at 7:30 p.m.

“There are many events in which I could have the Lee Symphonic Band participate, but this event is striking at one of the most important problems facing our society,” said Dr. Mark Bailey, professor of music and conductor of the Lee Symphonic Band. “Human trafficking is an evil that must be stopped, and we all should be willing to do something to make a difference in protecting our children from it.”

Crabb, a gospel recording artist, has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious halls and has shared the stage with many famous artists. Davis & Kindred Souls is a group that leads worship and teaches seminars to millions around the world. Lee’s Symphonic Band and Evangelistic Singers are two of Lee’s musical groups that perform all over campus and travel throughout the U.S. and abroad throughout the year.

A combined mass choir with members from churches including First Baptist Cleveland, Mt. Olive Church of God, North Cleveland Church of God, Westmore Church of God, and Westwood Baptist Church will join these featured performers throughout the event.

The program will include songs such as “Rejoice,” “Speak to the Mountains,” “I Speak Jesus,” “He Forgave Me,” and “America the Beautiful.”

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Tom Washington, who works in the Human Trafficking Unit, will give a presentation at the event.

This concert, jointly sponsored by Lee University, SpiritSound Music Group, and Mayor Kevin Brooks, aims to show the community the effects of human trafficking locally on the city of Cleveland and Bradley County as well as the surrounding areas of southeast Tennessee and northeast Georgia. Proceeds from this event will support two local organizations, Willowbend Farms and MOST (Men Opposing Sex Trafficking).

This event is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-of-hope-tickets-715331364367. Tickets are also available at the Lee University Box Office in the Dixon Center, or by contacting (423) 614-8343, between 3-6 p.m.

The concert will be available for livestream viewing at leeu.live/.

For more information about Willowbend Farms, visit willowbendfarms.org/.

For more information about MOST, visit wearemost.org/.

For more information about the Concert of Hope, contact Dr. Jesse McConnell at jmcconnell@leeuniversity.edu.