Sin Hielo, Emerging Soul to perform at foster children's charity June 1

Internationally-renowned music legends Sean Blackman and Wayne Gerard’s current project, Sin Hielo, and the very popular metro-Detroit area band Emerging Soul have agreed to perform at an upcoming June 1 event to benefit foster children.

Sin Hielo and Emerging Soul will take the indoor and outdoor stages at the Roostertail starting at 7 pm as part of In Seventh Heaven, the annual fundraising gala for foster-children’s charity For The Seventh Generation (

WDIV’s Ashlee Baracy will be the evening’s emcee.

For The Seventh Generation is a project of the DMBA Foundation in cooperation with the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Human Services that matches donors of goods and professional services to foster children in need in metro Detroit. Most recently, FTSG facilitated a partnership between the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry and the Detroit Department of Human Services to provide orthodontic treatment to all permanent wards of the court in Wayne County.

“It’s just so obvious … if our performance means we’re helping out kids that’s the best gift that we can give. We’re musicians, and our music and the good vibrations we put out there are our gift to the world. Whenever I can provide that ‘magic dust’ that music has to offer I view it as a golden opportunity.”

The opportunity to use music and make a difference in a child’s life ….  where do I sign up!,” said Emerging Soul’s Tom Nelson when asked about the band’s decision to perform at In Seventh Heaven. “This is exactly the kind of thing Emerging Soul can get behind — good people doing good things in Detroit!”

“We’re excited to have such high-caliber, popular performers for this year’s event,” said Sonya Mastick, an In Seventh Heaven volunteer organizer and founder of Play It Forward, For The Seventh Generation’s program that provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in foster care. “Sean has sold out Orchestra Hall, and every venue that Emerging Soul plays is packed. I strongly suggest that people get their tickets early this year!”

“I want to thank our committee for their work in signing Sin Hielo and Emerging Soul for this year’s event,” said For The Seventh Generation Executive Director Lorraine Weber. “This is our second year at the Roostertail, and I won’t be surprised if we sell out thanks entirely to the fantastic musicians who are coming on board for our cause.”

In Seventh Heaven remains a popular event for sponsors looking to attract the attention of event attendees. Charity Motors and Park West Gallery have contributed $5,000 each, and other sponsors include the Seed Foundation, GEM Asset Management, and new sponsors the Motor City Casino, the MGM Grand Detroit, and media sponsor Between The Lines.

“Our sponsors help make this event happen,” said Weber, “and we are very appreciative of their support.”

Tickets for the 2013 In Seventh Heaven event at the Roostertail include live music courtesy of Sin Hielo and Emerging Soul, a multiple-course, gourmet strolling supper and a complementary beer and wine bar. Tickets are $125 and are available online through the For The Seventh Generation website at A group discount of four tickets for $80 per ticket is also available.

For The Seventh Generation is a project of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation in cooperation with the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Human Services. For more information visit the organization’s website at or its Facebook page at



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