Dashboard Confessional front man, Chris Carrabba, to host a 2-night, 3-concert event in memory of Lynn students lost in Haiti, April 30 – May 1
Boca resident Carrabba felt a special connection to Lynn University
Los Angeles, CA (April 6, 2010)- The loss of four Lynn University students and two professors in the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 has touched people around the nation, especially those in the local Boca Raton community. Chris Carrabba, Dashboard Confessional lead singer and Boca Raton resident, felt such a strong connection to this tragedy that he has volunteered his time and talent to help the Lynn University community.
Carrabba is hosting a special two-night, three-concert event on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, to benefit the Lynn University memorial scholarship fund in honor of the faculty members and students who died in an earthquake while providing service and care to the people of Haiti during the Journey of Hope course in January 2010. Held on the campus of Lynn University, Carrabba plans for the concerts to spotlight the importance of active voluntarism and the positive energy it can bring to the world around us.
“The survivors and those that were lost are examples to us all,” said Carrabba. “They put others before themselves. They inspire me.”
The concerts held on Lynn University’s campus include:
· $300 – Chris Carrabba “unplugged” benefit performance
Friday, April 30, 6 p.m., in the Schmidt Studio of the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
You’ll be up close and personal at this exclusive VIP unplugged performance with Chris Carrabba in the intimate Schmidt Studio of the new Wold Performing Arts Center. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in this intimate, personal setting, plus a free ticket to Friday’s 8 p.m. Dashboard Confessional benefit concert with the Lynn University Conservatory of Music’s Philharmonia Orchestra. Limited seating.
· $75 – Dashboard Confessional with the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra benefit concert
Friday, April 30, 8 p.m., in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Dashboard Confessional will be accompanied by the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra in the newly opened, state-of-the-art Wold Performing Arts Center in an evening to be remembered at this special benefit concert. Limited seating.
· $20 – Dashboard Confessional and Friends benefit concert
Saturday, May 1, 7 p.m., at the Intramural Field
Rock to the music of Dashboard Confessional at this special benefit concert on the lawn at Lynn University’s campus. This is an alcohol free event. Gates open at 6 p.m.
For additional information about the concert, and to purchase tickets visit www.lynn.edu/benefitconcert.
The surviving members of the Journey of Hope to Haiti and Lynn’s President, Kevin M. Ross, have expressed gratitude for Carrabba’s interest in the university, its ongoing commitment to Haiti and the local community.
“Lynn University is honored and thankful to have musicians as talented as Chris Carrabba and friends join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of the courageous and compassionate members of the ‘Journey of Hope’ trip that we lost during the Haiti earthquake,” said Ross. “Because of the support these special concerts will bring to the Lynn University memorial scholarship fund, more students will be able to carry on the mission of Dr. Patrick Hartwick, Dr. Richard Bruno, Stephanie Crispinelli, Britney Gengel, Christine Gianacaci and Courtney Hayes as they participate in educational and service opportunities focusing on those in need. The six strived to make a difference in the world, and we are committed to carrying on their legacies.”
Chris Carrabba Background:
Dashboard Confessional began with solo artist Chris Carrabba playing his personal acoustic songs in and around South Florida more than a decade ago, and eventually became the full band ensemble they are today. Joining Carrabba are Scott Schoenbeck on bass, John Lefler on guitar and Mike Marsh on drums.
Carrabba grew up in Boca Raton, Fla., attending Spanish River High School and teaching music at Addison Mizner Elementary School. Now he brings his band back to his hometown – fresh off their latest gig as the opening act for the Bon Jovi Circle Tour – for these very special concerts.