By Michelle RodriguezFebruary 1, 2010
Sultry and soulful Leigh Jones, a Los Angeles-based up-and-coming rhythm and blues singer, is making her way to Fort Knox and bringing a jazzy, soulful flare to her performance with the I A.M. STRONG-sponsored concert tour tomorrow from 7-9 p.m. at the Rocker II.
Jones, a 27-year-old music artist and performer managed by the Gordy Entertainment Group, has joined the concert tour presented by G-1 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention Program, and produced by Army Entertainment and Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation. The uplifting concert tour promotes the I A.M. STRONG message of sexual harassment and assault prevention while bringing entertainment to Soldiers, Families, and friends.
The tour will make its first stop at Fort Knox with an evening performance at the Rocker II club and will be open to the public. From there it will travel to 24 other Army garrisons within CONUS and OCONUS, making its final appearance at the annual Sexual Harassment /Assault Prevention Summit. I A.M. STRONG has partnered with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers as one of BOSS's largest sponsors.
"The role that BOSS plays is a great one because it supports the efforts of this tour to promote and build teamwork," said Fort Knox BOSS representative Sgt. 1st Class Antione Stewart.
The concert will let the community know that BOSS supports the prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment, he added.
Stewart also emphasized that although harassment and assault may not always be visible, it does happen.
"There are ways to prevent it," said Stewart. "It is up to us to join together, spread the word, and let victims know they are not alone."
Dave Laurence, the senior programmer for the post's FMWR Recreation Delivery Services said he expects a successful turnout at the concert.
"We appreciate Leigh Jones and the other entertainers for visiting Fort Knox and performing for our Soldiers and Families," said Laurence.
It's exciting that FMWRC is bringing the concert tour to the Knox community to promote the I A.M. STRONG message, he added.
"We should always continue to be aware of the prevention of sexual assault and harassment," he said. "What better way to build that awareness than through a free concert for all to enjoy'"