Lupe Fiasco performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2009 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 19, 2009, in Indio, Calif.
All profits from the benefit concert will go to Invisible Children, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that is raising awareness about abducted children who are trained and forced to fight as soldiers in a rebel group in Uganda.
The 28-year-old MC Fiasco is taking a detour from his Steppin’ Laser Tour to support Invisible Children's efforts. A West African descendant, Fiasco isn’t a stranger to Third World countries' struggles with inhumane treatment, as evidenced by his 2005 hit, “Conflict Diamonds.”
The Grammy-nominated Shiny Toy Guns, currently on tour, will also perform and possibly play tracks from their new album. Also on tap Sunday: Buddy Akai, an indie act with San Diego roots.
The show begins at 7 p.m. on May 9 at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. General admission is $27.50. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.com.