Reggae star Shaggy to perform in Boca Raton

Shaggy, Hot Shot Band expected to perform at 20th annual Building Hope Gala

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Shaggy and the Hot Shot Band are expected to perform Friday in Boca Raton for a good cause.

The performance will take place at Food For The Poor's 20th annual Building Hope Gala at Boca West Country Club, event organizers said. This year's theme for the event is Old Hollywood Glamour.

"I want to get them to a point where they throw away their shoes. They get some alcohol in them, hair down, jacket off," said Shaggy.

The reggae superstar said Food For The Poor is an organization near and dear to his heart. The ministry helped Shaggy start his own charitable foundations and is considered one of the largest in the nation.

"I didn't know anything about setting up a charity," he said.

This year's gala will benefit communities in Haiti by revitalizing communities and building homes.

Attendees at the gala will be invited to create a charitable legacy by pledging to build Food For The Poor houses for people in need of shelter in the area surrounding Pon Batay, Haiti.

"I would like to thank Shaggy, Mary Wong and the Building Hope Gala committee members and sponsors for their dedication to build a tremendous amount of homes in Haiti at the gala's 20th anniversary," said Food For The Poor President and CEO Robin Mahfood.

Shaggy said he is excited to perform new material that has been quickly climbing the pop charts. He said he is also excited to perform some of his classic hits including one of his favorites, "Mr. Boombastic."

Tickets to the gala are available.

For more information about the gala, call 888-404-4248 or click here.

Shaggy is currently up for a Grammy Award with his reggae album "Out of Many, One Music."

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