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B-52s concert to raise money for San Diego AIDS memorial

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The San Diego Memorial AIDS Task Force is bringing back the 80’s for their summer concert on Sunday, August, 14.

The B-52’s will take the stage along with other new wave favorites The Fixx and The English Beat at Embarcadero Marina Park South to benefit the men and women whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

This special concert is being held to raise money for a permanent AIDS memorial in San Diego.

The task force, co-chaired by San Diego First Lady Kathrine Stuart Faulconer, and local LGBT activist Nicole Murray-Ramirez, wants to create a space to remember the many people who have worked tirelessly to end AIDS and those who have helped others living with the disease.

The B-52s, best known for their hits “Rock Lobster,” and “Love Shack,” were touched by AIDS in 1985, when guitarist Ricky Wilson died of complications due to the disease, having not let any of his bandmates know he was ill.

The band became one of the first high-profile celebrities in the music industry to speak openly about HIV/AIDS, creating a PSA for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS research in 1987.

The B-52’s Benefit Concert featuring The Fixx and The English Beat will be held on Sunday, August 14 at 6 pm at Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101.

Tickets are available HERE

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