By: Throy Catan
To empower and to inspire. This is how Frontrow founders RS Francisco and Sam Verzosa envision when they produce their biggest charity concert event titled Frontrow Cares. The said concert will hold on December 16, Sunday at the MOA Concert Grounds.
It’s going to be headlined by some of the country’s biggest names in the music industry such as Ely Buendia, Parokya ni Edgar, Billy Crawford, Gloc 9, Callalily, Andrew E, Spongecola, and Jake Zyrus. Also featured the YouTube sensations Ex-Battalion and Chicser, DJ Ace Ramos, and Frontrow’s homegrown talents Luxxe Stars.
We had a chance to talk to RS and Sam about their charity event and we wonder why they choose to produce a charity concert, “Frontrow kasi medyo youth. More on youth kami and what more to communicate with the youth is through music.” Sam said.
“Enjoy Christmas season. So, all and all, sama-sama na iyon. Nag-charity works ka na, nag-enjoy pa ang mga bisita… may pa-raffle din doon.” Sam continued.
Sam also mentioned that Frontrow Cares is not only for the youth. People from different generations–from Generation X to Z–will surely enjoy the event, “For all ages, eh. From Andrew E to Parokya ni Edgar to Ely Buendia to Billy Crawford. So, medyo diverse po siya para it will cater to all ages.” Sam declared.
The people from the press were curious about the Jake Zyrus‘ endorsement deal with Frontrow, RS said: “I’d love to. Ako, I love to. You know, Jake is an inspiration. Of course［we didn’t talk about it because］I just met him personally now… I told them if he’s in the ABS, please I want to meet him now.”
RS also shared that he bought more than 300 books to be given away for his Frontrow members who are part of the LGBT community. He mentioned about producing Jake Zyrus’ music videos, but no further information about it.
For tickets, visit the SM Tickets website or call 470-22-22. All proceeds will go to the chosen charity. For further information about the concert and Frontrow, visit the official Frontrow website and follow Frontrow Philippines on Facebook.