Three -time GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist KEM has announced that his show this Friday, June 24 at Chene Park in Detroit is a sellout, and that a second show has been added on Saturday, June 25. Tickets for Saturday’s show are available at Ticketmaster and at the Chene Park box office.
KEM has also extended his fundraising and water collection efforts for Flint to both shows at Chene Park in Detroit to assist with the ongoing Flint Water Crisis.
KEM and Chene Park have partnered to donate $5.00 from each concert ticket sold to The Salvation Army of Genesee County Emergency Assistance Fund.
KEM is also spearheading a text-to-donate campaign to help raise funds for Flint.
TEXT CAMPAIGN DETAILS:
To donate, text “KEM4FLINT” to 80802.
Fans have a chance to win tickets to the show by texting KEM4FLINT to 80802 and making a donation to KEM’s fundraising campaign for Flint. Fans who text-to-donate by Wednesday, June 22 will be eligible to win two (2) premium tickets to the concert, along with backstage passes to meet KEM after the show. The winner will be randomly selected and will be notified on Thursday, June 23. All funds collected will be donated to The Salvation Army of Genesee County to help with emergency assistance during Flint’s water crisis.
Concert goers are encouraged to bring bottled water donations to the entrance of Chene Park on both show days, which will be donated to Flint collection efforts. Volunteers will be collecting water donations from 12:30pm until 8:30pm on June 24 & 25 at The Salvation Army truck that will be staged near the Chene Park box office at 2600 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207.
“Although we see the Flint Water Crisis in the news less frequently these days, families there are still in need of our assistance,” said KEM. “I’m so appreciative that Chene Park and The Salvation Army have partnered with me in order to continue the effort to lend support to the Flint community.”
“We are thrilled to have Detroit’s own Motown Recording Artist and R&B performer extraordinaire, KEM, gracing our stage on June 24,” said Shahida Mausi, President and CEO of The Right Productions, Inc. and Chene Park Detroit Amphitheater. “This concert is special in many ways, beyond his hometown performance. We have partnered with KEM to dedicate this show to the residents of Flint who have been affected by the water crisis. Through KEM’s voice and our actions, our hope is to make a difference in Flint, while enjoying an evening of great music on the beautiful Detroit Riverfront at Chene Park Amphitheater.”
KEM will present a check that includes all funds raised to Major Jim McDowell, Divisional Secretary of Business for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division at Chene Park during his show on Friday, June 24.
“We are so grateful to KEM for his help to bring clean water to the people of Flint,”said Captain Caleb Senn, The Salvation Army Genesee/Shiawassee regional coordinator. “The need for water is still great and every bottle is a blessing.”
For more information about The Salvation Army of Genesee County’s efforts to assist Flint residents during the water crisis, please visit http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi/flint_water_crisis.
3x GRAMMY®-nominated KEM independently released his first CD, KEMISTRY, on his Kemistry Records label in 2001, selling nearly 15,000 units, and was consequently signed by Universal Motown. Motown re-released KEMISTRY in 2002, released KEM ALBUM II in May 2005 and INTIMACY in August 2010, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums list and was certified Gold in March 2012. KEM’s first three studio albums on the Motown label garnered him national critical and commercial acclaim, including two GRAMMY® nominations, a Soul Train award nomination and a BET Centric Award nomination. Kemistry, Album II, and Intimacyhave each been certified RIAA gold, and worldwide sales are in excess of 2.9 million copies. KEM’s Christmas album, WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS, was released on October 16, 2012. After the holiday season, the album had sold 76,000 copies, making it the #3 highest-selling Urban Christmas record in one season. KEM wrote and recorded a duet with Ronald Isley entitled “My Favorite Thing,” which was released as the second single from Ron Isley’s 2013 CD, “This Song Is For You.” KEM re-released his WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS DELUXE project in October 2013, which included four bonus tracks. The added track, “Jesus” features Patti LaBelle andRonald Isley. In December 2013, KEM presented the ‘KEM & Friends: What Christmas Means Holiday Tour,’ a holiday-themed concert with a storyline narrated by actor/comedian Anthony Anderson and featuring KEM & his R&B friends Patti LaBelle, Ronald Isley and Avery Sunshine. Performances of their hits, as well as Christmas original & classic songs together on stage, took audiences on a never-seen-before uplifting holiday journey. KEM’s fourth studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE, was released on the Motown label on August 25, 2014, and debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and at #1 on the R&B Albums Chart. PROMISE TO LOVEproduced two #1 hit singles (“It’s You” and “Nobody”), marking the first time KEM has had two #1 songs from the same album. KEM received his third career GRAMMY® nomination for “Nobody.” In 2015, KEM toured with Charlie Wilson on his 44-city ‘Forever Charlie Tour,’ and headlined his own ‘PROMISE TO LOVE Tour.’ The Platinum-selling and three-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist was crowned as the Mediabase 2015 Urban Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year. Mediabase also named KEM’s hit single, “Nobody,” as the 2015 Urban Adult Contemporary Song of the Year.
For more information on KEM, visit: www.musicbykem.com