Thirteen bands play a benefit concert at Funk 'N Waffles, helping to raise $1,000 for Haiti relief.
The Haiti Benefit Relief Concert brought students and music together Friday to raise money for the earthquake victims of Haiti. The concert was held at Funk ‘N Waffles, where 13 artists performed.
Approximately 150 attended the benefit, which raised $1,000, said Jonathan Groffman, a sophomore bandier major and co-director of the University Union’s Artists on the Brink Concert series, which co-sponsored the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
Photo: Nick Pray
Keith Smith, a Visual and Performing Arts sophomore, asked the crowd to get up and shout during his performance Friday at Funk 'N Waffles.
Comedian Davis Haynes hosted the event. The musical acts included Drink Up Buttercup, Stephen Babcock, Keith Smith, Liz Lewis with Lucas Sacks and New Relic, of SUNY Courtland.
The event was co-sponsored by Play It By Ear, a non-profit, arts advocacy organization, and Artists on the Brink.