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KNOXVILLE — Social workers do a lot for their community. But in these tough times, social work students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are asking the community for help.

Members of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work Organization (BSSWO) are just shy of their fundraising goal for a student scholarship and are holding a benefit concert this week in hopes of meeting their $2,000 goal.

The concert, Aid for Advocates, begins at 9 p.m. Friday, March 26, at The Hill Bar and Restaurant, 1105 Forest Ave., and features a musical mix of rock, Americana, funk and the blues.

The lineup is:

  • Faux Ferocious, a band that is garage-rock in nature and working on its first full-length album.
  • Geysers of Phenomenon, a band with a diverse sound that is working on its first album, which will include touches of jazz, blues, hip-hop, rock, indie, electronic, soul and more.
  • The Provocative Wonderwafflers, a new band whose music resonates blues-infused funk.

Patrons must be 18 years or older to enter. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door to enter. Money raised will support scholarships in the College of Social Work.

“This is a great opportunity to give back to those who give their all for others,” said Angela Jones, a senior in social work and member of BSSWO who helped organize the benefit concert. “Social workers put forth a passionate effort to contribute to the well-being of our local community and society as a whole. As BSSWO is in need of extra funds right now to meet our scholarship fund goal, it is a prime opportunity for the community to give back to those who give so generously to it and have an enjoyable time in the process.”

For more information about the Aid for Advocates benefit concert, visit the event’s Facebook page.

C O N T A C T :

Angela Jones, UT social work student (ajones70@utk.edu)

Kristi Hintz, UT Media Relations (865-974-3993, khintz@utk.edu)