Today, February 28, was the first day the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas were allowed to return to their school since the campus shooting that killed 17 people. It has been two weeks since the tragedy but—thanks largely to the bravery and activism of the victims—Douglas is still very much the center of a national conversation, far from lost in a dizzying news cycle.
Many South Florida businesses have stepped up to support the victims of the Douglas shooting. Tap 42 will be serving a Parkland Pride cocktail at all of its locations from March 1 through March 14, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund. And last week, Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live threw a benefit concert with Austin Mahone.
Today, AEG announced another benefit show happening at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on May 16. New Found Glory will headline a #ParklandStrong benefit concert along with Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and Yellowcard singer William Ryan Key.
The lineup is no accident: all performers have roots in Florida. New Found Glory's founding members formed the band as students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Chris Carrabba was also raised in Boca Raton and Yellowcard’s William Ryan Key is a native Floridian. Tickets go on sale this Monday at 10am over on theamppompano.org and all proceeds will go to the Broward Education Foundation Stoneman Douglas Fund
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