Popular Syracuse musician Joe Driscoll has a huge local following with many fans located right inside the doors of Fayetteville-Manlius High School. On Saturday May 3, Driscoll will perform for those students at a benefit concert, with proceeds being split between the school and the charity of Driscoll's choosing, the Malawi Education Project.
"The Malawi Education Project is a charity that sends educational resources to children in Malawi," said Shane O'Connor, F-M freshman and event organizer. "The charity was chosen by Joe. He has been involved with it before."
Driscoll, whose music fuses hip-hip, reggae, soul, folk and rock, just got back from touring Europe last week. This will be his first concert since his return.
"To my knowledge, the school has never had an artist like this play before," O'Connor said. "This will be the most contemporary music show put on by the high school."
The concert is open to the public and families are encouraged to attend, O'Connor said. Tickets for the show may be purchased in advance for $10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday April 30 in the F-M House 1 foyer, or at the door for $12. Doors open at 7 p.m.