HOUSTON (November 7, 2017) - The Swisher Sweets Artist Project came to HoustonThursday night for a free show at Numbers Nightclub featuring GRAMMY® nominated rapper B.o.B and Texas artists Lyric Michelle, KB the Boo Bonic, Gloria Prince and DJ Chose. The Swisher Sweets Artist Project made a donation of $25,000 to MusiCares® for Hurricane Harvey relief. Debbie Carroll, senior executive director of MusiCares®, was on hand to accept the donation, which will go toward assisting local musicians directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Download high resolution images here. (Photo credit: Marc Morrison Photography)
Now in its third year, the Swisher Sweets Artist Project has generated a substantial platform for emerging artists, and the program continues to grow and set an industry standard. This year, the Swisher Sweets Artist Project has awarded $10,000 in grants for emerging artists and hosted Pack Nights in Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta and Houston. The 2017 Pack Night series will culminate in the end-of-year NOLA Takeover in New Orleans on December 29. One emerging artist from each of the 2017 Pack Nights will return for the NOLA Takeover. Fans can vote for their favorites at ap.swishersweets.com.
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy™ to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs. For more information, visit www.musicares.org, "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.
About Swisher Sweets Artist Project:
The Swisher Sweets Artist Project is an ongoing initiative to provide unique opportunities for artists to create, share and pursue their passion. For fans, it’s a way to be at the forefront of what’s new and emerging in the world of music, arts and entertainment. The Swisher Sweets Artist Project presents a live event series in multiple cities across the U.S., all while awarding more than $25,000 in grants throughout the year. Swisher Sweets Artist Project’s Class of 2016 acts include Kelechi, DJ Poizon Ivy, Laura Reed, FrescoKane, Saint Oeaux, Alexander King and Ponce De’Leioun. For more information, visit ap.swishersweets.com.