Diverse Concert in Charlottesville Aims to Create Community Connections

By: Ruth Morton Email
By: Ruth Morton Email

November 1, 2013

A concert in Charlottesville aimed to raise money for the homeless and create community connections.

Community Livity took place Friday night at the Haven at First and Market off the Downtown Mall. The free concert featured diverse local musicians.

It was the first in what organizer Scottie Bryant Williams hopes will be a monthly series of live music.

The live music featured music from around the world including Indian, Dolk, and Reggae, hoping to bring the whole community together.

"We're trying to do a mixture to bring the community in on different vibes of music, not just one type of music, we're showing the community they all can come together to be happy and, you know, celebrate life together," said Williams, , who is the owner of production company Seeing Eye Productions.

Williams said he came up with the concert idea a decade ago but got sidetracked.

"I came up with Community Livity about 10 years ago and it kind of went to the wayside after becoming owner of a restaurant and musician and othe different ventures I took on in life but now I'm back to Community Livity and trying to get it back on track."

Friday night was free donations were accepted. Half of the donations benefited the Haven, a homeless shelter in Charlottesville. The other half went towards continuing the series.

"Community Livity... is a focus to get the community together to liven up the community with music, arts, and expression of positive vibes," said Williams.

If you'd like to go to the next Community Livity concert, Williams said he will post future events to the Haven's Facebook page.

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