VOX Chattanooga Concert Benefits School In Uganda

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

VOX Chattanooga is a concert benefiting Morning Star School in Entebbe, Uganda.  The event will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp House, 1427 Williams St.  The concert will feature music by Josh Gilbert, world traveler and singer/songwriter, Anthony Quails, folk singer/songwriter, Luke Leighfield of England and Massotti, a husband and wife folk duo. 

All proceeds from the event  will help the school purchase a new fence, otherwise they will be at risk of shutting down this year.  In addition to the door cover proceeds, Josh Gilbert will be donating 100 percent of merchandise and CD sales for the night. 

Morning Star School has over 100 students, as well as an orphanage facility.  The school is maintained by local Ugandan pastor, Sam Kisembo, a friend of Josh Gilbert.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/585738658205311/


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