Entercom and 97.1 AMP Radio (KAMP-FM)'s sixth annual “We Can Survive,” a Radio.com concert, returned to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on Oct. 20. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for every ticket sold, $2 will benefit YoungSurvival Coalition (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
The night was a nice balance of R&B, rap, pop and EDM. This year’s event featured musical performances by Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Ella Mai, G-Eazy, Khalid, Marshmello, Meghan Trainor, NF and Tyga.
The night began with rising acts Ella Mai, NF and Khalid. These three acts had very unique and distinct styles. Mai's performance was more stripped down, focusing on her vocals and the emotions of each song. NF went with a more theatrical approach, the stage had props including a cage and shopping cart with balloons that were used well with his performance. Khalid was the most youthful out of the bunch, he had fun with each song and used dancers to enhance his performance.
Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor and Shawn Mendes were definitely the most anticipated for the night and did not disappoint. The three are now bonafide acts that could fill up any venue. I was very surprised that Shawn Mendes did not close out the entire show, most of the attendees of the night were there just to see him. After Mendes performance, the night's atmosphere changed and became a huge party. Tyga got everyone screaming when he surprised the crowd with Chris Brown and together they performed their song "Ayo." G-Eazy also brought out a special guest out Anthony Russo and had the crowd in awe with all the pyrotechnics. The night ended with a medley of dance tunes by EDM DJ Marshmello.
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