The 80’s American funk group The Dazz Band featuring Jerry Bell will headline a Wichita concert on Sat., June 25, beginning 7 p.m. at Wichita State University Hughes Metroplex Center. The concert concludes a day-long celebration sponsored by Real Men, Real Heroes, a 501c3 youth mentoring organization.

The Dazz Band, hit it big with song like “Joystick” and their Grammy award winning song “Let it Whip.” This song made its way to No. 1 on the R&B Music Charts. The opening act for the evening is comedian Ron G. Tickets are $35 to $65 per person.

The day-long celebration begins with a Community Day at Fairmount Park in Wichita rom 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will include music, food, giveaways, activities and information. Cosponsors for the event include the City of Wichita Parks and Recreation and Wichita State University. Community Day activities are free.

The evening concert is a benefit in support of Real Men, Real Heroes programming. RMRH’s youth mentoring program benefits boys and the 3rd – 12 grades. The organization’s goal is provide male role models to empower youth to help build strong communities.

“We are raising monies to purchase a new van,” wrote Sherdeill Breathett, RMRH president. “This van will allow us to continue to transport kids to events in and out of Wichita that will make a positive impact on their lives and our community.”

A special treat for Wichitans, former Wichita resident Flex Breathett is a touring member the Dazz Band. Breathett plays bass for the group. Yes, the last name sounds familiar, Flex is the son of RMRH president Breathett.

Doors for the concert open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on selectaseat.com. For additional information email realmenrealheroeswichita@gmail.com.

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