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B52's receive the Key to the City before going on stage in San Diego

(L to R) The Embarcadero Marina Park venue manager, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Katherin Stuart Faulconer, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Nicole Murray-Ramirez and producer Jay Sheehan.
Photo credit:
Big Mike

San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park South stepped back in time to the 1980’s for a good cause last night.

The B52’s, The Fixx and The English Beat took to the stage for an AIDS Memorial Benefit concert.

But before the B52’s went out to perform their hits, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer along with his wife Kathrine Stuart Faulconer and local LGBT activist Nicole Murray-Ramirez, presented band mates Cindy Wilson, Katie Pierson and Fred Schneider with the Key to the City.

The B52's also received a special award from The San Diego Memorial AIDS Task Force, acknowledging their efforts in making an AIDS memorial a reality in San Diego. 

The San Diego Memorial AIDS Task Force is co-chaired by San Diego First Lady Kathrine Stuart Faulconer, and Nicole Murray-Ramirez.

During the concert Mrs. Faulconer came out on stage to thank the sponsors, commenting on the large turnout for the benefit, adding that San Diego is getting much closer to having their own AIDS memorial.