United Way Partners with The Culture Pushers for 96th Community Celebration and Campaign Kick-Off

Performances will include Shelby J who performed with Prince, and Sybil who has a US Gold Record, among others!

(Greensboro, NC, August 17, 2018)The community is invited to join United Way of Greater Greensboro and The Culture Pushers on August 30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Revolution Mill in Greensboro for United Way’s 96th Campaign Kickoff and Community Celebration.

United Way of Greater Greensboro is partnering with Greensboro native and Grammy Award winning record producer, Andreao “Fanatic” Heard, of The Culture Pushers make this year’s celebration one to remember.

Among the local musicians who will perform at the event are Shelby J, who recorded and performed with Prince for over a decade, Sybil, R&B singer who worked with Salt-n-Pepa and has a US Gold Certified record, and Triangle Afrobeat Orchestra, an inclusive collective of musicians united to build solidarity and collaboration across boundaries. Many other talented musicians from The Culture Pushers collective will also perform live during the event.

A special announcement will be made at the event regarding “Artists United To End Poverty” – A benefit album with contributions from local recording artists, poets and prominent figures in the community. Proceeds from album sales will go to the United Way of Greater Greensboro to help support partnerships that END local poverty! Sybil, Shelby J and Triangle Afrobeat Orchestra are all featured on the album.

Fanatic, who has produced records for Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Notorious B.I.G., Anthony Hamilton and more is bringing together local recording artists from the Culture Pushers Collective and more to produce an epic multi music genre album that will help change Greensboro forever!

Additionally, during the celebration, results from this year’s Pacesetter Campaign, which began in July, will be announced. The Pacesetter Campaign includes 18 companies that decided to conduct their United Way campaigns early to set the pace for a successful community-wide campaign.

2018 Pacesetter Campaigns:

  • American National Bank & Trust Company
  • BB&T Triad Corporate Center (TCC)
  • Carruthers & Roth, P.A.
  • Center for Creative Leadership
  • City of Greensboro
  • Greensboro Housing Authority
  • Guilford County
  • Sharrard, McGee & Co., P.A.
  • Target Department Store #1078 (Bridford)
  • UPS
  • Volunteer Center of Greensboro

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