Free Community-Wide Concert At Baylor Tonight to Benefit West, Texas

April 18, 2013

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WACO, Texas (April 18, 2013) - Five for Fighting, known for the hit song "Superman (It's Not Easy)" that became an anthem after the Sept. 11 attacks, will perform tonight (Thursday, April 18) at a benefit concert at Baylor University to aid the West, Texas, community as it recovers from Wednesday's explosion. The concert is free and open to the community.

The concert - originally scheduled for tonight on Fountain Mall on the Baylor campus as part of the University's Diadeloso celebration - has been moved indoors to the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive at LaSalle Avenue in Waco.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Fort Worth-based band Green River Ordinance will begin its performance at 7 p.m., followed by Five for Fighting at 8 p.m.

Along with becoming a Sept. 11 anthem, "Superman" was performed by Five for Fighting (stage name John Ondrasik) at The Concert for New York City in late 2001.

Cash donations are welcome to support relief efforts in West. Concession stands will be open and will donate $1 for every item sold.

In addition, Caritas will have two trucks on site to collect donated items of greatest need: toothpaste, water bottles, baby formula, diapers, shampoo, conditioner, gently used clothing of all sizes, deodorant, clean towels and blankets, personal hygiene products, shoes and items for children.

For the latest information on Baylor's response to assist the West community, visit


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