Palm Beach Daily News: Royal Poinciana Plaza plans concert to benefit Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian

Palm Beach Daily News September 6, 2019

The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach will host a concert Friday benefiting Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza will host a concert 4 to 6 p.m. Friday benefiting Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian. A 12-piece Caribbean salsa band from New World Music School of Orlando will perform.

Cash donations will benefit the Green Turtle Cay Foundation and the Bahamas Red Cross.

The concert was scheduled for last Friday as part of the plaza’s ongoing summer series. But it was canceled when it seemed as though Dorian might strike Palm Beach.

“As soon as we got back in the office on Wednesday we decided to turn it into a hurricane relief concert,” said Lilly Ferreira, the plaza’s general manager.

The plaza is collecting money instead of supplies because “we want to let those who lead the organizations make the decisions about the best use of the money,” she said.

In addition to collecting donations during the event, the plaza will contribute to both organizations. Several plaza businesses will donate a portion of proceeds from the night and some are making additional gifts, she said.