Paradigm Talent Agency, Goldenvoice and New York-based concert promoter The Bowery Presents are all teaming up to raise money for inner-city youth with a pair of benefit shows in Los Angeles and New York City this winter. Titled "A Positive Spin 2017," the two concerts will take place on Dec. 6 at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre and at New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg the following night on Dec. 7.
Announced earlier this week by all three parties, the Los Angeles show will look to bring awareness and monetary benefits to Inner-City Arts, a non-profit organization which works with today’s youth on helping them discover their creative abilities. Artists currently scheduled to perform at the one-night event includes A.O.E., Falcons, Grandson, GG Magree, Hoodboi, Promnite and a DJ set from Nosaj Thing.
On the east coast, proceeds from the New York show will go towards the Lower Eastside Girls Club, an organization which helps to develop the city’s young women through arts, literacy, science, health and leadership skills. Hometown electronic duo The Knocks will be giving a DJ set in addition to performances from Craze, Ezi, Flor De Toloache, Michael Blume, Nick Catchdubs and Wrabel. According to Billboard, this is the first time Positive Spin will also be held in New York City. The event raised nearly $20,000 for Inner-City Arts since 2014.
Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to enter a raffle at each show. Tickets for the Los Angeles and the New York City shows will both be going on sale this Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. local time.