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WATCH: Stevie Wonder headlines star-studded #JusticeForFlint concert

Janelle Monae performs at the #JusticeforFlint event at The Whiting.
screen grab from YouTube live event
Janelle Monae performs at the #JusticeforFlint event at The Whiting.

With Hollywood celebrating the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, a number of big-name celebrities were in Flint for a benefit concert to support the people who are struggling with the city's water crisis.

The #JUSTICEFORFLINT event was held at The Whiting in Flint, and was put on by Creed director Ryan Coogler and his group Blackout for Human Rights along with Selma director Ava DuVernay.     

Comedian Hannibal Buress hosted the free event with a number of artists providing the musical entertainment, highlighted by the legendary Stevie Wonder.

Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa and Flint native Jon Connor and Detroit-based artists Dej Loaf, Royce Da 5'9" and Denaun Porter were also among those that took the stage.

According to the event's media partner Revolt TV, the event raised more than $145,000 as of Monday afternoon.

They are streaming a replay for the next 24 hours. You can watch it below.

And here's a video of Stevie Wonder's appearance:

Josh Hakala, a lifelong Michigander (East Lansing & Edwardsburg), comes to Michigan Radio after nearly two decades of working in a variety of fields within broadcasting and digital media.
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