The Box's Encore at PACA
See some old school hip-hop performers while raising money for a good cause
Saturday, Nov. 23
And just when you think it's over, there's more. "Encore" is the follow-up event to the annual "Box of Love" hip-hop fundraiser put on by Jon Box and his crew at The Box Streetware LLC.
Box expresses that, "Coming from a third world country and growing up in the streets of Oakland, California ...I never really had the best holidays during my childhood. Most of our lives our family struggled to make ends meet. This fundraiser allows me to be able to make sure other kids don't have the same bad experiences."
With this fundraising campaign, The Box Streetware LLC is able to raise funds in order to help families that struggle to obtain Christmas gifts for their children with the help of prominent artists within and also close to the community.
The event will feature music throughout the night provided by DJ TZ and Pittsburgh's B. White (58's ) and John Quest (half of Varsity Squad). Local MCs Doc Proto, Devious, and J Pohl will also take the stage. Artists, vendors, and concessions will also be available, with proceeds going toward the fundraiser.
The Box Streetware LLC focuses their energy towards events that help promote their motto of "One Erie, One Love." Box proclaims, "If we could help these parents even by just a little, we are confident these kids would be happy and the parents would be thankful! Just the smile on the kids' faces are more valuable than any material thing in this world!"
So come out, come together, and help raise funds for this worthy cause — and get the chance to see some old school local hip-hop performers that haven't been to Erie in quite some time. Start the holiday season off right and spread the love. — Symoné Crockett
7 p.m. // PACA, 1505 State St. // Doors, $7 // All Ages // facebook.com/theboxstreetware