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A Black Summer Night’s dream: Maxwell to host inaugural social justice concert event


ABC/Lou RoccoMaxwell is using his voice to make a difference. 

The singer will kick off his first-ever “Black Summer Night for Social Justice” concert event on August 11 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York.  

FantasiaJazmine Sullivan and R&B duo DVSN have been added to the bill, with other guest performers set to be announced at a later date

Maxwell’s Black Summer Night concert was created to shed light on local and national civil rights issues. 

In an official statement Maxwell writes, “There has never been a better or more important time to stand up and speak for those whose voices can’t be heard.” 

“I am inspired by the lives of Harry BelafontePaul Robeson and Nelson Mandela and aim to bring attention to issues such as women’s rights, the disproportionate incarceration of African-American men in America, the deplorable situation in Puerto Rico and many others,” he adds. 

Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday at 10 am ET. 

General sale tickets go on sale Saturday, April 21 at 10 am ET. 

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