I’VE GOT THE BLUES—Chicago Blues artist Vince Agwada performs at The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. group’s annual Blues and R&B Showcase, April 6. (Photo by J.L. Martello)


Music for a cause was the unofficial theme at The Hard Rock Café last Saturday at the P.R.O.M.I.S.E. group’s 5th ­annual Blues and R&B Showcase on April 6 in Station Square. People jammed and listened to classics while raising money for the cause that supports youth activities in the community.
“It was everything I expected and more,” said Jay Donaldson, founder of the P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group. “I want to thank all of the bands who volunteered their time and those who worked with the event. (It) was the best we have ever had in the five years and we are growing.”
The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group is a nonprofit organization that serves youth, men and women who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one. It began in 2007 after the loss of Donaldson’s son, Jehru Donaldson, then 18, who had been shot and killed by two teens during a carjacking on the North Side while on his way to a Pittsburgh Pirate game.

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