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Trey Songz hosting 3-day Black Lives Matter event in Richmond and Petersburg

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 19:28:21-04

PETERSBURG, Va. – Trey Songz is returning to his hometown of Petersburg this weekend to host a three-day Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 relief event.

Songz accepted the “Feed Your City Challenge,” a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, from former NBA All-Star Ricky Davis, The Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation, music legend Tony Draper, and Virginia-native rapper Pusha T.

The Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter is expanding the challenge by preparing a full weekend of events in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A candlelight vigil will be held at the Robert E. Lee Statue on Monument Avenue on Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Songz will return to Petersburg and work alongside Mayor Samuel Parham and Deputy Chief of Police Travis Christian during a “Feed Your City event.”

The event, June 20 at noon, will be held at Petersburg Public Library at 201 W Washington Street. (This is a change.)

The event will provide fresh groceries and essential PPE supplies for thousands of community members via non-contact drive-thru lanes. The supplies can be used to keep the members of the community safe during the ongoing protest.

Songz will end the weekend with the Black Lives Matter Father’s Day Bike Ride on Sunday, June 21. The bike ride will be held at Bryan Park at 9 a.m.