Chris Brown will headline and host the benefit concert, "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action," in Richmond, Virginia, on May 15, 2010. Brown will close the show, performing tracks from his latest album "Graffiti," as well as hits from his previous two albums. He will be joined by Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Ryan Leslie, Mario and Juelz Santana.
"I wanted to find a way to contribute personally to the ongoing Haitian relief effort and also support an organization that helps people in need in my home state," says Brown. "The images I see on television, both in my community and in Haiti, remind me that everyone has to do their part."
The event, a LiveNation and Haymon production, will be held at the Siegel Center, located at the Virginia Commonwealth University. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter, to support their relief efforts in Haiti, and The Central Virginia Food Bank, a FeedMore organization which fights hunger in the region by providing food and grocery products to partner agencies. Fans will have a chance to participate personally in the fundraising efforts by bringing non-perishable food items, which can be dropped off in specially-marked receptacles on site.
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