NEW YORK, NY – Blues for Peace is a grass roots movement of musicians, music promoters, music venues, and anyone who wants to help promote peace. On May 27, 28, 29, 30 2016 there will be musical events in cities and towns around the world sending a message of peace. “Blues for Peace” has partnered with the USA for UNHCR the UN Refugee Agency and will be raising money to assist refugees world-wide.
In New York City, the award winning Joe Louis Walker will perform a Blues For Peace event May 28 with Michael Packer, Paul Nelson, Jeannine Otis and the St. Marks Church Choir, Christine Santelli, and many more at the famed Washington Square Park (5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.). Michael Packer, in association with USA for UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, has coordinated this particular live blues concert event as part of the series of worldwide events titled Blues for Peace. The free Greenwich Village park event, with permission granted from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, will offer live music performances from 1pm through 5pm.
This concert, produced by Blues for Peace, will occur in conjunction with over 50 global performances held from May 27-30 in more than 25 cities in over 10 countries. Monies raised during these events are to benefit USA for UNHCR. This United Nations Agency is currently developing a website to allow for online donations related specifically to Blues for Peace organized concerts.
You can join the movement by going to the “Blues for Peace” Facebook page.