MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hip-hop artist Brother Ali, The New Standards and “American Idol” finalist Paris Bennett are among artists joining a benefit concert for victims of the North Minneapolis tornado.

Other artists added to the lineup for the June 12 concert include Bennett’s mother, former Sounds of Blackness singer Jamecia Bennett; guitarist Dean Magraw; singer Prudence Johnson; and rocker Brian Leighton.

Organizers of “Northside: A Twin Cities Community Benefit” hope to raise $100,000 for people whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed by the May 22 tornado. Five-hundred tickets will be held for northside residents affected by the storm.

The concert will be held at The State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale Friday and range from $26.50 to $101.50. Some VIP seats are available for $251.50.

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Comments (7)
  1. over priced says:

    Who? And who? and who else?

    Good luck with that!!!!!!!!

    1. Ben Perrier says:

      Its a FUND raiser dude! Get a fckin clue.

  2. sarah says:

    Brother Ali always puts on an awesome show. He has a ton of positive energy to go around.

  3. Jomokee says:

    I thought Prince was from the North side… Where the hell is he?

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