The “Strive to Survive” concert tour kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit. Proceeds from the nationwide tour will benefit the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation and the Great Lakes Burn Camp.

America’s Got Talent winner and Rochester Hills native, Geechy Guy will be taking a break from his Las Vegas show to help launch the charity tour. American Idol’s Bucky Covington and funny man Billy Ray Bauer are just a few of the acts to light up the stage at the benefit concert, which is being emceed by local comedian Gary Thison. Also appearing is local musical group Fifty Amp Fuse.

"I'm really looking forward to coming home to perform at the Fillmore," said Guy. "Not only will I see some old friends and make some new ones, but we'll all be helping a very worthwhile charity."

Proceeds from the Strive to Survive concert benefit two amazing organizations – The Great Lakes Burn Camp and the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation.

The Great Lakes Burn Camp in Jackson, Mich. serves as a place of solace and acceptance where burn survivors ages 6 to 17 can heal, grow and support one another. It was established in 1995. The Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation provides international outreach, support and resource assistance programs for firefighters stricken by cancer. The Foundation creates state of the programs for cancer education, awareness and prevention, ensuring the quality of life for firefighters around the world.

Tickets can be purchased for $25, $35 and $75 online through and For more information visit

The “Strive to Survive” concert tour’s Detroit stop is being sponsored by Adamo Group, Detroit Fire Fighters Association Local 344, LPL Financial and 1-800-Board-Up.


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