(PRWEB) June 30, 2012
The Lisa Lopes Foundation proudly presents the 1st Annual Left Eye Music Fest on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center at 3181 Rainbow Drive in Decatur, GA. The family-fun event will celebrate Left Eye’s love for music, fashion, food and fun. Open to the public, the 1-day festival features a talent showcase, Kid’s Concert, and Tribute Concert with a special performance by Lisa's sister Reigndrop Lopes.
The Kids Concert will be hosted by the spirited OMG Girlz (Interscope) and includes performances by New Kn.E.R.D.S., (LLF), tween sensation Domani (“T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle”), Cymia (Cash Money), and Gabbie Rae (Purple Ribbon Kidz).
The Tribute Concert will include inspired performances by Ejypt, Blaque, Ray Lavender (Global Artist Group), Rude Boys (G2K Ent), and Reigndrop Lopes (1st Lady of HipRock). Additional performances will be announced in coming weeks.
The Talent Showcase, like Left Eye, will provide an opportunity for up and coming artists to perform in front of experienced industry executives offering input and advice on their performance, stage presence, and image. Shanti Das (star maker/Founder of Press Reset), Kawan “KP” Prather (Ghet-O-Vision), Ian Burke (BurkeStone Ent), and Kyle Young (Kyle Young Designs) will offer invaluable feedback to the performers and one act will be chosen to perform later this summer at Shanti Das' ATL Live on the Park, a summer music series held at Piedmont Park.
The Left Eye Music Fest (#LEMF) was envisioned by Lisa’s younger siblings Ronald and Reigndrop Lopes to commemorate Lisa's legacy of art, creativity, opportunity and health. The annual event will rally fans and music lovers from local and national communities to offer a philanthropic & interactive live media experience to the masses, in Lisa’s honor.
Philadelphia native Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes was most widely known as a member of hip-hop/Pop/R&B super group TLC. The group skyrocketed to success in the early 90’s selling over 50 million albums worldwide before Lopes’ tragic death in a car accident in Honduras ten years ago.
About the Lisa Lopes Foundation (LLF):
LLF is a 501c3 nonprofit, pioneered by the vision and legacy of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. Our goal is to provide youth from low income communities and diverse cultural backgrounds with innovative programs and resources to increase motivation and strengthen their desire to succeed in school and beyond (http://www.lisalopesfoundation.org). In 2006 LLF partnered with Innovative Approaches to create the New Kn.E.R.D.S. Music Project.
The New Kn.E.R.D.S. are young “educational activists that serve as the voice for social and educational issues students are facing inside and outside of schools. They have created songs to educate the world about issues such as bullying, low-motivation in the classroom, violence among our youth, pervasive images on the internet, and the list goes on (http://www.newknerds.com).