Go & Do

Print
Saturday, Oct 27 2012 12:42 AM

Short Take: R&B artists to headline Jasmine Nyree Educational Center fundraiser

By Tyler Stevens

The founders of the Jasmine Nyree Educational Center will host a fundraiser for the center on Thanksgiving night featuring R&B group Jagged Edge and Grammy-nominated singer Jon B.

The fundraising concert be held at the house of Joey and Christy Porter, advocates for children with special needs and founders of the Jasmine Nyree Educational Center.

Related Photos

Jagged Edge

Jon B

All proceeds will benefit the privately owned center for children with special needs so it can provide better equipment and advanced technology. Opened in August 2011, the center serves people between the ages of three and 21 with developmental disabilities.

NaTesha Johnson, owner of event organizer Upside Productions, has worked with the center on several occasions, but this is the first time for an event featuring a concert.

“(The center) is really focusing on bringing awareness to the cause,” Johnson said. “This offers a great opportunity to reach out to a younger generation.”

The event is open to the public and selling out quickly. Still available are $75 general admission tickets, which offer a close view of the performance area.

For those interested in a more personal experience, VIP tickets are available at $150 each. VIP admission allows attendees a chance to meet with the evening’s performers before the concert begins.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and at 6:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. The show starts at 8 p.m. Southern-style cooking will be available for purchase for those in attendance.

Tickets are available at the Jasmine Nyree Educational Center (6800 District Blvd.), Jasmine Nyree Day Center (801 18th St.), Studio 555 (2215 Brundage Lane), and Upside Productions (1701 Westwind Drive, Suite 204).
For more information on the event, call 661-281-5007.

— Litalia Yoakum

Print
Local Advertisers

  1. Bakersfield Life

    Did you get your copy of the March issue in your newspaper this morning? If not, pick it up wherever the The... http://t.co/PT0ybYL8fe

    Saturday at 08:10AM
  2. Bakersfield Life

    We just got our first copies of the March issue! It will be out on Saturday, but get a sneak peek tomorrow at... http://t.co/S8F3BhYBpR

    Thursday at 03:48PM
  3. Bakersfield Life

    We are putting the final touches on our March issue! Can you believe Feb. is almost over?! Thank you to all who... http://t.co/oNIvbLti1j

    February 17 at 10:12AM
  4. Bakersfield Life

    Did you see our new 2015 Food Dudes in the Feb. issue? They're going out again tonight to review local... http://t.co/ukdjPhSxxp

    February 11 at 08:20AM