'Rock Against Racism' jams out in NuLu
Local bands hit the stage at Haymarket Whiskey Bar on Wednesday night for the "Rock Against Racism."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Wednesday night saw Louisville's version of the "Rock Against Racism."
But it's not the first time this concert has jammed out. Back in 1978, nearly 100,000 people packed a park in London to hear the first installment of this concert series.
"We were trying to figure out something that we could do that would be positive," said David Stuebe, a bartender at Haymarket Whiskey Bar who helped organize the local concert.
"I want to be supportive and help in any way that I can."
The cover charge was a $7 minimum donation, and all of the proceeds went to the Louisville Urban League.
"Everything helps," said Imani Williams with the Urban League. "We are extremely grateful for someone who cares about the cause."
The concert was not planned because of the shootings in Dallas, and Rock Against Racism is not connected anyway with the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
Organizers just hope the concert raises awareness to fight back against racism taking place locally and across the nation.
"We should all do good works for the sake of doing good works, so yeah, of course it's rewarding," Stuebe said.
Organizers and members of the Louisville Urban League say they raised around $500 at the door, but there have also been donations online that they are still checking on.
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