Local teens come together to save lives with Hands4Others in benefit concert “The Last Night”

By Jason Paras

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By Jason Paras | Editor in Chief

May 19, 2014

This year alone, 9 million people will die from lack of access to clean water. By enjoying our benefit concert, you will save only one of those 9 million people: one living, breathing person just like you.

I, alongside twelve other local teen musicians have come together to organize and perform in the student-run benefit concert “The Last Night” set for Saturday, May 24, 2014, 6 to 9 p.m. at Velvet Jones, 423 State Street in Santa Barbara.

While one of the reasons we organized this event is to put on a concert where people of all ages can come party to live modern music, we wanted to give our event meaning in a very powerful and real way. This is why we teamed up with Hands4Others (H4O).

H4O is a movement of young people called to change the world one person, one family, one village at a time by providing sustainable access to safe, drinkable water for those in need, with the ultimate goal of solving the world’s water crisis. To date, H4O has provided clean water to more than 100,000 people in 10 countries around the world.

In Africa alone, women and children may collectively spend up to 40 billion hours every year walking for water. Time spent walking and the resulting diseases keep them from school, work, taking care of their families, and sadly, being able to live.

By simply attending the concert and purchasing a ticket for $10, you will save the life of a human being in Honduras by gifting them clean, drinkable water.

While “The Last Night” gives Santa Barbara an incredible opportunity to save lives, we have made sure that the concert will be a blast.

I personally picked each member of The Last Night team to help make the 24th a night to remember, choosing musicians from different areas of the SB music scene to come together to fight for one cause.

The benefit concert’s featured musicians have earned multiple individual music awards and honors, some of whom are signed and active in the music industry. The musicians are Karlie Mack, Elijah Edwards, Grant Bower, Tommy Soto, Connor Weinstein, Sky Ulep, Andrew Wakamiya, Madison Dochterman, Jason Mally, Jeremiah McElwee, Liam Cetti, and the band Trip Aces.

Tickets will be sold at the door! For pre-sale, email jasonparasmusic@gmail.com

Tickets will be sold at the door! For pre-sale, email jasonparasmusic@gmail.com

With these musicians soon going their separate ways — bringing their talents to the collegiate setting and into the music industry– this is most likely your last opportunity to see them perform together as one.

These members represent Dos Pueblos High School, Santa Barbara High School, San Marcos High School, and Musicians Institute.

If you would like to join us in our mission of saving the lives of men, women, and children across the globe, contact a featured musician, or email jasonparasmusic@gmail.com for pre-sale tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

For more information about “The Last Night”, click here and view our event page.

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