Phi Kappa Psi fraternity will be hosting a benefit rap concert at The Graduate on Saturday, Oct. 27 at
8 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the nonprofit organization Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) of San Luis Obispo County.
The event, appropriately named, “The Bay’s Finest,” will feature major Bay Area rap artists Dem Hoodstarz, Keak da Sneak and The Federation, as well as local group LMS.
“We wanted to put on a concert to raise money for [BBBS],” said Phi Kappa Psi vice president Brent Johnson, “but we wanted to pick something that a lot of people haven’t seen before in SLO.” With this in mind, the fraternity made contacts with Bay Area rap artists and put together their lineup, with The Federation headlining.
BBBS of San Luis Obispo has matched more than 800 kids with mentors in the area in the past 10 years, and is a part of the larger nonprofit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America.
Phi Kappa Psi has focused its philanthropic endeavors with BBBS of SLO, painting their former office and recently helping them move offices when they expanded in July. “[Phi Kappa Psi] has been a big asset to our organization,” said BBBS community outreach specialist Brittany Hoose.
Just like other nights at The Graduate, which is located at 990 Industrial Way, those who attend the event must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink.
“It’ll be a lot like college hump night,” Johnson said.
Keak da Sneak is best known for “Super Hyphy” and “That Go.” The Federation raps favorites such as “I Wear my Stunna Glasses at Night” and “18 Dummy.” Between artists, a DJ from WILD 106.1 will be playing dance music.
Through the event, Phi Kappa Psi not only would like to promote BBBS but also the Greek system’s integrity. “A lot of people think Greeks just party, and that’s all they do,”
Johnson said. “We’re really trying to get away from that stigma. We try to help out the community as brothers, leaders, gentlemen and scholars.”
Tickets for the concert are $35 pre-sale and $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from Boo Boo Records, the Mustang Box Office or at vallitix.com.