Country concert to raise money for MSD in Parkland

Country concert to raise money for MSD in Parkland (MGN)

In Parkland, since the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, music has been part of the healing process.

From original songs composed by students to a performance of Rent at the Tonys.

And now a charity concert is in the works.

A country singer is the headline act.

This concert isn’t just about honoring those who died. It’s also about the kids who come to school every day.

“The coolest thing about music is that it evokes emotion from people, whether you need to laugh or you need to cry, depending on the song or the genre you choose to listen to, it can do all the above,” said Justin Moore in a interview via Skype.

Moore won "New Artist of the Year' in 2014 at the Academy of Country Music Awards. He’s since had several hits and right now he’s using his star-power to help the kids at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.

Moore is putting on a benefit concert that’s coming up on Sep. 21st at the FAU Kaye Auditorium in Boca Raton.

And there are still seats available. Search on TicketMaster MSD Country Strong.

Tickets range from $64 to $115 and proceeds go back to the school.

Musicians from Stoneman Douglas will perform pieces that were written during a MSD Strong summer camp.

“There are people there who are still feeling the lasting affects of this,” Moore said.

The money raised at the concert will go towards a memorial that’s being built at the school and a concession stand to honor athletic director Chris Hixon.