Bell Biv DeVoe to headline free ‘Unity Concert’ at City Hall Plaza to benefit Houston schools



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On Friday, the City of Boston sent seven trucks carrying 280 tons of supplies to those in need in Houston, all part of a citywide #HelpforHouston drive that involved hundreds of volunteers and countless donations. Now, Mayor Marty Walsh is turning attention to Houston students affected by last month’s Hurricane Harvey, announcing with Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry a free “Unity Concert” on City Hall Plaza that will be headlined by homegrown group Bell Biv DeVoe.


The concert goes down Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge, but according to reports, those who plan on attending are asked to bring unused school supplies to be sent to families in the Houston area.

“This is going to be a great concert for the people of Boston to come together and for us to continue to show Houston that we are here to support them as they recover,” says Walsh in a statement.

CBS Boston reports that local musicians will also perform at the “Unity Concert” before the headlining set from Bell Biv DeVoe, the R&B trio that branched off from New Edition and are best known for ’90s jams like “Do Me” and “Poison.” They released new music last year.


We’ll update this post when we hear who else might be performing.