The Lean on Me charity has raised more than $5,000 for a seniors center and for cancer patient Juliet Casselman on the Brac.
More than 400 people turned out earlier this month for Brac Explosion, a free concert at the Agricultural Grounds on Bluff Road to support the charity. Donations were accepted.
“We definitely did not raise as much as we did the last time, but we still received a lot of support from people in the community,” said Lean On Me Committee Chairwoman Derri Lee.
After a short welcome by Mark Tibbetts, Brac’s deputy distinct commissioner, the grounds filled with entertainers from Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman.
Artists performing at the event included Papi Conolly, Jeffery Wilson, Andy Martin, Quincy Brown, Los Tropicanos, C Level, Inverse, Andrea Rivera, Ernie Scott, Arlin Tatum, Cayman Brac Cowboys, Cayman Brac Kitchen Band, Brac Koalition, Tafari and Tashaun Young, Junior Dilbert, Tammy Banks, Layman E. Scott High School, West End Primary School, Mark Tibbetts, and Demae Lee.
“The event was very well attended, and it was a great show,” said Lee. “Everyone enjoyed it.”
Proceeds go toward the Community Care Centre for the elderly in the Brac and to help Ms. Casselman with expenses.
Lean on Me’s objectives are to assist people and organizations in the community in need. They try to do this by showcasing local talent to encourage and highlight local artists of all ages.