In 2009, KEM, who still makes Detroit his home, hosted his first “Mack & Third” event (which was named for the area where many of Detroit’s homeless citizens reside), served more than 500 of Detroit’s homeless citizens a meal, collected nearly 40,000 canned goods and 20,000 people enjoyed the free event. It was KEM’s first large-scale effort to give back to Detroit’s homeless community and its services, which supported him throughout his journey from homelessness & addiction to sobriety & success.
This year KEM is holding a FREE Day-Long Concert Fundraiser & Food Drive on Sunday, August 28th at 11:30am at Detroit’s Cass Park (intersection of 2nd & Temple) and will feature “A Message & A Meal” from KEM specifically for the homeless, several vendors with food & merchandise, and five hours of live entertainment that will include Special Musical Guest, Frankie Beverly & MAZE, and will culminate in a performance by Grammy-nominated artist KEM.
Also featured at the Mack & Third event are: Guest MC Comedian ~ Damon Williams, with Opening Acts Including Detroit’s own: Savallace; Saxappeal; Gwenation & Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band
KEM will donate all proceeds, donations, merchandise & beverage revenues and canned goods collected online and at his “KEM Live @ Mack & Third” event to ten organizations that benefit Detroit’s homeless community.