On Feb. 26 the P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group, a non-profit, anti-violence community organization based on the North Side, held their 3rd annual Blues Blowout fundraiser at the Hard Rock Café in Station Square. The theme for the event was “Women in Blues” and featured Barbara Blues Ray with the Muddy Kreek Blues Band and B.B. Holiday.
|G2G hip-hop group after their performance.
“Each year we grow. It really went well. We had about 200 people and a great audience,” Jay Donaldson, founder of the organization, said, “We look forward to next year’s event.” Although patrons came to hear some good blues, there was also a performance from G2G, a hip-hop group of young men and women under the age of 21. Donaldson said that adding the group was a great way to bring the younger generation with the older. “We find that music is the best way.”
Along with the performances, were also several award presentations.
Donaldson said that now that the Blues Blowout is over, the group is looking toward its upcoming projects, such as their Career Day at Oliver High School and a vigil held in the summer.
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. continues to work to improve conditions at Oliver high school.