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Pitbull to Play at Covelli for Southwoods Concert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Grammy Award-winner Pitbull will perform at the Covelli Centre July 15 for Southwoods’ Concert for the Valley II, a fundraiser benefiting United Way of the Mahoning Valley.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Covelli Centre’s Southwoods Health Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1 800 745 3000.

“The Covelli Centre and their team have been instrumental partners in our quest to build upon last year’s success,” said Southwoods CEO Ed Muransky in a release. “Our concept for the event has been two-fold. We want to give back to the community, and we want to celebrate it as well. Pitbull is no exception and builds upon those themes. It will be an incredible party!”

In a performing career that’s lasted 15 years, Pitbull has won seven American Music Awards, two Grammys — for Best Album Rock and Best Artist Urban, both in 2016 — as well as five Billboard Music Awards and two Latin Grammys.

“We are so proud to partner with Southwoods again this year to produce such an amazing event,” said Eric Ryan, CEO of JAC Management Group and JAC Live. “Pitbull has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world, including Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Ke$ha, Jason Derulo, and more! He is not playing in Cleveland or Pittsburgh, so we are fortunate he chose to play for the Valley.”

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the local United Way’s education programs, including Success By 6 and Success After 6.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.