Beto O’Rourke To Introduce Khalid At A Night For Suncity Benefit Concert
It's been almost a month since a Dallas-area man walked into the Cielo Vista Walmart and opened fire on innocent people who were only there to do some Saturday morning shopping. In the weeks since the shooting there has been an outpouring of support for the victims of the attack. Money has been raised by businesses and individuals and now, El Paso's own music superstar is going to take the stage at the Don Haskins Center to raise money for the Walmart shooting victims.
Khalid announced his Night For Suncity benefit concert in the days after the shooting. He said his mind and heart were heavy after hearing and seeing "an act of terrorism happen so close to home, my family, and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking." The night of the attack he was in concert even though he had wanted to leave the tour and get back to El Paso. Khalid said singing “915” and “City of El Paso” on tour every night was "indescribable". His manager convinced him to stay on the tour and use the tour break to hold a benefit concert. That concert happens this weekend.
Doors at the Don open at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, and the crowd will get to see and hear from El Paso presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke who will speak at 7:50 p.m. O'Rourke was in town for weeks after the Walmart massacre to help victims and the city get back on its feet, and the concert will mark his first public event in El Paso since he rejoined his campaign.
El Paso is lucky to have these two men in our corner.