“More Music Less Violence” Puts on Concert Gala at Capital Rep, Jan. 15

ALBANY – On Sunday, Jan. 15, join DJ Hollyw8d (in collaboration with Capitalize Albany Corporation) for the first annual More Music Less Violence concert gala at Capital Rep

The performance lineup includes: Albany favorites Doc Horton and The Jay Street Band, Camtron 5000, The Leik, Quav13, Gianlife, Levi, Ovaia, NoxTros, King Malachi, King Var DaSuperstar, and spoken word poet Nrgy. Continuing with the much-loved tradition of a live painting being commissioned during the event, local painter Momartista will be on stage to show the audience how a painting comes to life.

During the event, the audience will hear from various keynote speakers on the importance of community programming to prevent the continuation of violence. Speakers include Jerry Ford from TEAM HEROES, recently appointed Troy District 2 Councilman Steven Figueroa, and Mfalme (Don X) Sikivu, CEO and Founder of UFD (Ujamaa Fraternal Dynasty), will have the opportunity to share his own success-after-failure story, along with what UFD does to prevent local young males from following in the same steps.

To round out the event attendees can expect networking opportunities, food catered by Allie B’s Catering, a photo booth and raffle drawings are open to all who attend.

Donations will be accepted and are highly encouraged as the More Music Less Violence team looks to expand and reach more people in the surrounding communities. More Music Less Violence also encourages you to join their patreon where you can get exclusive content and support healing our communities, one note at a time. It’s an organization focused on building up a new era of musicians through non violent expressions. With a peaceful positive curated lineup, a safe space for creative freedom, healing and community is born. This event is supported in part by Capitalize Albany Corporation and the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation, which has allowed More Music Less Violence to pay artists for performance time, in turn furthering the future of independent artists in the Capital District.


The gala starts at 4 pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please visit capitalrep.org.

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