Photography by Lalea Raymond

2024 Spring Concert Summary

May 21, 2024

“Honored to share the stage with you all in the name of music and social justice. Too much fun, too little time together, and a lot of wonderful giggles.”
—Martha Redbone

JusticeAid’s Spring 2024 Soul of Justice Benefit Concert was a sold-out jam celebrating justice through the joy of music. All donations and proceeds from the concert will go to our 2024 grantee partner, Black Voters Matter (BVM). If you have not yet pitched in, please do so today.

A WARM WELCOME

From the welcoming to the finale, Black Voters Matter and its co-founders, LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, were celebrated.

As trumpeter Reggie Pittman expressed best: “Justice Aid and Black Voters Matter deserve all the best we all could offer!”

WE’LL TAKE YOU THERE

The concert was a soulful collaboration of powerful artists playing and singing songs from Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Staple Singers, and many more. With everyone back on stage for the finale the audience leapt to their feet and everyone sang “I’ll Take You There!”

Scott Sharrard (lead guitarist of Little Feat) led an all-star Band featuring guest vocalists:

Lisa Fischer
Corey Glover
Martha Redbone
Nicole Zuraitis
Ryan Shaw
Jarrod Lawson
Tash Neal
Nicki Richards
Chrissi Poland
Paine the Poet

And band members:

Tony Leone, drums; Mike Merritt, bass; Eric Finland, keys; Bobby Allende, percussion; Craig Dreyer, tenor saxophone; and Reggie Pittman, trumpet

THE JUSTICEAID FAMILY!

Thanks to our sponsors, ticket buyers, table hosts, host committee, and so many donors whose contributions are fueling the fight against racist voter suppression.

“Such a joy and a treasure to work with you all on this incredible concert!” —Chrissi Polland

THANK YOU CONCERT SPONSORS

Black Voters Matter works with grassroots organizations, specifically in key states in the South, to increase voter registration and turnout, advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, and support a power-building movement that keeps Black voters and their issues at the forefront of our election process. If you have not already contributed, please give generously. Many thanks.

Save the Date!

Fall Benefit Concert, Sept 30th in DC

Follow JusticeAid on Instagram for updates on future concerts and other programs.