In what is being touted as ‘Giving Back To The Block That Raised Her Up’, JLo will be performing for the first time EVER in the Bronx. Perhaps JLo or her people really ARE reading Welcome2TheBronx. We’ve been pretty much the ONLY ones out there that have criticized her for not giving more to the community that she claims made who she is.
According to a press release from State Farm:
LOPEZ TO PERFORM FIRST EVER HOMETOWN CONCERT ON JUNE 4th
NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — This summer, State Farm® launches State Farm Neighborhood Sessions with the Bronx’s own Jennifer Lopez, A.K.A. Jenny from the Block, who will perform for the first time ever in her hometown borough. The new music program, which celebrates the power of good neighbors, kicks off with a live concert on Wed., June 4th at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park.
“I’m humbled and honored to be doing my first ever concert in the Bronx,” said Lopez. “I can’t wait to go back home and give a show to the people and community that inspired me. Of all the summer days I spent in Orchard Beach, this is going to be one to remember!”
The first in a series of concerts, State Farm Neighborhood Sessions gives the biggest names in music a chance to say “thank you” to the neighbors who inspire greatness in their communities every day. Each Neighborhood Session will be as distinctive as the community it represents, reinforcing the unwavering commitment State Farm has to community and bringing people together with the help of local community organizations, artists and businesses that make each neighborhood unique. State Farm Neighborhood Sessions will work to support vital local causes, with the inaugural June 4th Session highlighting Jennifer Lopez’s own Lopez Family Foundation, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Teach for America, LISC and other Bronx-based community organizations.
“The neighborhood is where our dreams, our hopes, and our futures are born,” said State Farm Asst. VP Marketing,Tim Van Hoof. “There are people who invest in us, who lift us up, and who make a fundamental difference in our lives. Our goal is to tell their stories, through the lens of amazing musical artists, in a way that allows their pure, authentic nature to shine through and inspire all of us…like a good neighbor should. We’re thrilled to have Jennifer Lopez as our first artist.”
Tickets are free, but space is limited. Starting now, Bronx residents can access a special 24-hour “pre-sale” via the State Farm Neighborhood Sessions ticketing page; general admission tickets will be released on May 15th. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event. A variety of games, concessions, and other activities will be available throughout the park for the whole family to enjoy. Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. for a 90-minute performance.
For more information and to secure tickets for the June 4th event, visit the State Farm Neighborhood Sessions page: www.sfneighborhoodsessions.com.
About State Farm:
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