Music Empowers Foundation to Partner with Kris Allen for Benefit Concert in Support of Arkansas' Blackbird Academy of Art

Blackbird Academy of Arts, a music and performing arts academy in central Arkansas, will be the beneficiary of a benefit concert by 2009 American Idol winner, Kris Allen and his band on October 27th in Conway, Arkansas. In September, the Music Empowers Foundation announced that it will match up to $50,000 of the event's ticket sales and sponsor contributions. Blackbird Academy is a one-of-a-kind institution in central Arkansas that brings music education to hundreds of children in the under-served area of the state. Music Empowers and Kris Allen hope to raise over $100,000 for the Academy, in part enabling it to establish a scholarship fund for disadvantaged children.