(Birmingham, AL Jan. 5, 2011) – Grammy-, Stellar- and Dove-nominated Christian songwriter and producer Canton Jones is the featured headliner in a free Jan. 29 concert at Boutwell Auditorium to celebrate children cancer survivors and to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
Golden Corral, a longtime supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network Campaign, is hosting a series of special luncheons and concerts organized only in the Magic City, where Jones will debut his newest album, Dominionaire, that hits stores on Feb.1.
Telisa Stinson of SpecialTes — a veteran executive in the gospel music industry and talent coordinator for this great venture — said she was excited about linking Jones’ album release to such a special event. “This is a wonderful opportunity to partner Birmingham’s Golden Corral restaurants with an innovative music promotion. We are marrying Gospel music’s ‘Holy Helping Hands’ to a major corporation that gives back to the community by supporting causes like the Children’s Miracle Network.”
Jones’ urban R&B music, tinged with hip-hop strains, is as diverse as the crowds that he reaches monthly at “The Basement,” a phenomenal Birmingham Christian movement that outgrew previous spaces over the years and now meets at Church of the Highlands.
Bessie Bell, Golden Corral’s local store marketing director and CEO of Just Be Reel Marketing Agency, helped create and coordinate the concert event. “One of the things that Golden Corral loves most about being a part of the Birmingham community is the diversity of its people and the power that they have to reach out to help one another.” The event is also sponsored in part by Aaron’s Sales and Leasing.
In addition to his concert appearance, Jones is scheduled to visit children at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. And he will make a special presentation to Kameron Hardy, a nine-year-old cancer survivor battling retinoblastoma and leukemia.
Jones headlines a slate of Birmingham-based Christian performers at the concert, which starts at 5 p.m.
WHO: Gospel Hip-Hop Star Canton Jones Debuts New Album, Dominionaire, in Birmingham, AL
WHAT: FREE Golden Corral Community Concert Benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network
WHEN: Saturday, January 29, 2010
10 AM -11 AM Canton Jones at Children’s Hospital
12 PM – 2 PM Canton Jones at Golden Corral, Center Point
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Sound Check / Media Room Open (at 4:00 PM)
5:00 PM Lobby Doors Open / Media Room Open
5:30 PM Red Carpet Arrivals, Hosted by A-Lowe (95.7 Gospel Jamz)
5:45 PM Auditorium Doors Open For Seating
6:00 PM Pre-Show (New Artists)
6:30 PM Concert, Hosted By DJ Strick Featuring:
- Kirby Crawford
- Rod G
- Battle Cats
- Big Prophet
- LP (Like Paul)
7:30 PM Concert Headliner “CANTON JONES”
8:45 PM Post Reception
WHERE: Boutwell Auditorium
1930 8th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203-2204
Canton Jones Background:
Defining a new genre of music, CAJO International recording artist Canton “CJ” Jones is by far, one of the most versatile vocalists of our time. Self-styled with remnants of urban, contemporary, traditional gospel and “old school” flavor, Jones is fast becoming the rhythm & praise megaforce for a new generation! A high-spirited, non-traditional hip-hop artist with strong stage presence and genuine compassion for young people, Canton’s music is thought provoking, his concerts are life changing, and both deliver a surge of excitement with every performance.
More info at http://cantonjones.net/
Children’s Miracle Network:
The non-profit organization raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. The hospitals use the funds where they are needed the most. When a donation is given to Children’s Miracle Network, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar helps local children.
More info at http://www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/