In the past week, a number of Haiti benefit events have popped up on concert calendars in and around Fresno for the next few weeks.
The most immediate is happening Thursday night at Fajita Fiesta. It’s “R + R +R” (short for R & B + Reggae + Relief). It’s a music-focused night featuring R & B singer Marques Anthony. He’s the Fresno-bred singer who toured with Jamie Foxx this past summer, and will be singing with him on the Grammys on Sunday night. DJ Lace will also be there, spinning reggae and R & B.
It’s organized by radio personality Monique — formerly of B95, currently on air at Q97. She’ll also host. She says: “I am not trying to make this a club night but rather an event where people can come chill, eat and drink and contribute.”
Cover charge is $5, with $3 per person going to the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Haiti. “I would donate 100% but need to pay for fliers, security guards and sound,” Mo says.