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Local businessmen Steven James and Gerold “Girbeau” Smith have partnered to present what will be one of the biggest fundraising parties in Jackson this summer.

Saturday, May 28th at the Railroad District (824 South State Street, formerly known as Mardi Gras) is the Old School Party With A Purpose.

James, owner of Steven James Allstate, and Smith, owner and radio personality for BDAY 99.1 FM, are partnering to bring awareness and raise funds for three local non-profit: Stewpot, Autism Mississippi and the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time,” James shared. “These three organizations do so much for others. I wanted to do something to give back to them. This is truly a party with a purpose.  All proceeds are going to be split between them.”

The old school theme was a match made in Hip Hop heaven for BDAY, whose format is classic Hip Hop and back in the day jams. The party will feature music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Partygoers are encouraged to wear their favorite clothes from those eras.

“This is going to be epic and it’s all for a good cause,” Smith said. “We are going to have something for everyone. We have three DJs and some really cool things lined up.”

Doors open at 8 p.m. Old school attire is encouraged, but not required. General admissions is $20 and $40 for VIP. Tickets can be purchased at oldschoolpartywithapurpose.eventbrite.com.

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