Hope Academy hosts ‘Hopestock’

Hope Academy will hold a fundraising concert to help send its students to Washington, D.C., as well as raise funds for the new Parent Teacher Association’s building. 

“Hopestock: The Great Big Fundraising Gig” will be at Beaches restaurant outdoor patio area at Grand Harbour on Saturday, March 15. The event, from 6-11:45 p.m., includes a roster of local bands and musicians, including The Layah Ebanks Project, Simon Donoghue, O’Neil Duncan, Natasha in Purple, InVerse, Matthew Sloane, Feedback, Sun Dance Police, Clever Knots, Business Time, Koralhed, Matt Banx, Flo Motion Parkour and Free Running.  

“Hope Academy is offering several students the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., in an attempt to bring history to life,” said Will Doran, dean of students. “They have studied two hugely important areas of modern history, the Second World War and the American civil rights movement. In Washington, they will have the opportunity to visit the Holocaust museum and to stand where Martin Luther King Jr. made his seminal speech.” 

Doran added, “At only $20 a ticket, with a free beverage and an entry to the raffle, this is set to be one of the best musical nights of the year for all the right reasons.”  

The raffle prizes include $500 in A.L. Thompson’s gift vouchers, free pet grooming, Dean’s Cleaning Services packages and movie tickets. 


Tickets are available from Z99, Beaches restaurant and Hope Academy.  


Clever Knots, who once shared the stage with John Legend, is one of the bands set to perform at ‘Hopestock.’


Indie rockers InVerse will bring their unique sound to the stage.

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