“Lift Every Voice & Sang,” a contest in which choirs from metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, and Macon will compete for a $25,000 grand prize, will benefit the family of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch captain who said he acted in self defense.
The competition will be held May 19 at Philips Arena.
Gospel artist and radio personality Darlene McCoy will serve as host. Award-winning gospel artist Byron Cage, gospel comedian Jonathan Slocumb, and radio personality and voice of the Atlanta Falcons, KD Bowe, will serve as judges.
“A portion of the proceeds from ‘Lift Every Voice & Sang’ will be donated to the Trayvon Martin family, who are the special invited guests for the evening,” the event notice reads.
Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com, the Philips Arena Box Office, charge by phone (800) 745-3000, and any Ticketmaster outlet.
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