Pacers For Peace Music Festival Benefits Grant High School In Sacramento On Saturday, March 6, 2010, An All-Ages Reggae Dance Featuring Pato Banton, Ethnic Dancers, Drum Troupes And Much More, California

HASO Live, Doublelion and Grant High School in Sacramento are hosting the very first high school benefit to raise funds for low-income senior class students. This is not your average cake sale fundraiser, rather this is a world-class reggae dance party that is open to students and to the public.
The event is on Saturday, March 6 at Grant High School, 1400 Grand Avenue in Sacramento from 2pm – 9pm. More than a dozen bands and ethnic dance and drum troupes will be performing and tickets are only $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Organizer, Denise Carter of HASO Live says, “This fundraiser is the beginning of a new fund. The proceeds will be helping the Senior Class at Grant High School to afford caps gowns, announcement, senior trips and what ever is needed to help these kids to graduate.
A lot of kids are deciding to not graduate because their families cannot afford the expenses. Senior year is on the most expensive years in high school; so to stop the kids from dropping out or opting to just get a GED; HASO Live in collaboration with Doublelion Band and Grant High School, are working together to make a change in the graduation rate.
We are hoping that this is the beginning of great things to come and we want to influence other schools to do the same. Don’t look for our government for hand- outs. Let us, if we have the ability to raise the money and direct the money appropriately ourselves. For if our children don’t succeed, all we have to blame is ourselves.”
Artist are coming forward in droves to see this fundraiser be successful including legendary reggae artist from the U.K,  Pato Banton, Doublelion, Malika Madremana, Feyvva Punkette, Simple Creation, Rudemon, Ralph Gordon, Even, Steven (Comedian), Soulifted, Soulcialites, Umoja Production (West African Drum troop), Red Velvet Kiss, Grant High Ukeleli trio, Break Dancers, Aztec Dancer, Hmong performers, Polynesian dancers
and many more…
Food Vendors and Merchandise Vendors will be on site to complete the festival atmosphere. Booth space is available for ($25.00 for merchandise: $50.00 for food).
The students are donating a percentage of the total proceeds to a Haiti Relief fund.
This is a non-profit show…. 100% of the proceeds go into these two funds.