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Antwon Rose family to receive proceeds from East Liberty concert

Patrick Varine
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Above, a concert bill for an April 11 show to benefit the family of Antwon Rose.
Antwon Rose II
Protesters carry a memorial for Antwon Rose II along Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh on Monday, March 25, 2019. Area students took part in a walkout to attend the event, which was held three days after a jury acquitted former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld of homicide in the teen’s June 19 killing.

A concert Wednesday to benefit the family of Antwon Rose II will include Atlanta rapper Sa-Roc along with several local musical acts.

Organized by 1Hood Media, Unappreciated Management and Voices Against Violence, the concert will be from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. at the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood.

“We want to see the community of Pittsburgh under one roof,” said Chrisarah Johnson, co-founder of Unappreciated Management and the event’s co-organizer. “Bringing together the most popular artists in the city represents the unity in our communities and how we stand for, and with, Antwon Rose and his family.”

Rose, 17, was shot and killed by former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld after fleeing from a June 19, 2018, felony traffic stop. Rosfeld was acquitted of all charges on March 22.

The concert will feature Sa-Roc along with Pittsburgh’s own Hardo, Benji, Livefromthecity and DJ Femi. Tickets are $15. They are available online, and proceeds will go to Rose’s family.

“I’m thankful so many incredible artists are coming together and donating their talents to help Antwon’s family,” said Jasiri X, 1Hood Media CEO and the benefit’s host. “It’s powerful to see us use our various platforms to speak with one voice demanding justice for Antwon.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. A cash bar will be available and additional donations can be made in-person at the event.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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