Ferguson, Missouri has seen three consecutive nights of relative calm following two weeks of violent clashes between police and protesters in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. Many artists have responded and shared their thoughts, from J. Cole visiting Ferguson to show his support to protesters, to T.I. speaking out on Instagram.
Now Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power, and Sky Ferreira are also joining in the growing chorus of voices lending support to the protesters who’ve been rallying on behalf of the unarmed teen killed by a Ferguson police officer. Marshall has been vocal on Twitter about her dismay over what has been taking place in the St. Louis suburb. On Friday, she announced she would perform a free benefit concert tomorrow night.
According to Consequence Of Sound, Cat Power invited Ferreira to join her, but Ferreira already had a concert scheduled so instead, Ferreira will donate proceeds to the cause from her own show. “@catpowerofficial is playing a show tomorrow. I’m trying to find a way to come but I’m contractually obligated to another show,” Ferreira wrote on Instagram. “The $$$ for my performance will go towards this & I will be there in spirit.”
Cat Power is scheduled to perform two shows at Firebird in St. Louis tomorrow.