Nonprofits, 25 musicians team up to raise money for at-risk youth

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The tenth annual New Day Benefit Concert is raising money to help at-risk youth.

John Nichols, a board member with New Day Youth and Family Services, toured five cities with his dog, Aretha, to record 25 different artists.

They visited Tucson, Arizona; Austin, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He called the trip “On the Road With Aretha," a four-part show highlighting the musical artists via livestreams, which have been airing every Thursday at 7 p.m. in February.

"To me, bringing together community, philanthropy and live music and then throw my dog in there — I’m like in heaven,” said Nichols.

Nichols paid all the expenses of the trip out of his own pocket, so all the money raised will go to New Day and other organizations. Each ticket to access the live stream is $17.

Nichols said other organizations like Animal Humane, Gathering of Nations, and more will receive their own portion of the ticket sales. For every ticket they sell, they will receive $5 of the $17.

Nichols said they have raised $30,000 so far but hope to reach $50,000 or more.

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