I recently attended a Prince Royce private concert that was held at the Conga Room nightclub, located at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, in partnership with Sprint and their Sprint 1Million Project. This was my first time attending the Conga Room and it will certainly not be the last. There was such a large dance floor and three bars in the venue. There were also a private room for VIP guests and VIP sections.
There were also two patios and the view was breathtaking. You could see the huge Christmas tree outside and the ice skating rink with the Staples Center in the background.
The concert was a holiday benefit show that was attended by dedicated fans who entered a contest to attend the concert. The chance to win two VIP tickets to the #Royce4Sprint Holiday benefit show consisted of fans visiting a participating LA Sprint Stores and donating a used mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) to the 1Million Project. Prince Royce fans were also invited to help kick-off the exclusive holiday celebration where Sprint hosted a free in-store meet and greet with Prince Royce on December 17th where he took pictures with fans and personally thanked them for their support and participating in bringing awareness to the 1Million Project.
The two performing acts on Sunday night were a local high school band, the Garey High School Jazz Ensemble of Pomona Unified School District and a well known bachata singer, Prince Royce.
The venue was jam packed by loyal fans who were ready to record the night’s music with eager cell phones capturing all the action.
Sprint put this benefit concert together to promote their “1 million project” which is an initiative to provide 1 million low-income high school students who don’t have home internet access with free wireless connectivity and a free device during high school. Sprint hops to run this program for the next five years starting during the 2017-18 school year. In order to participate in this program, you must be a high school, nonprofit organization, library or public housing authority. One way the public can help donate to this program is by turning in your old cell phones to any Sprint store.
I feel that this is a very important program because schools today require the use of technology like never before. Working for a local school district has allowed me to see just how much technology is used in schools today. Teachers will post grades online so parents need access to internet to check their child’s grades. This year at my school district, parents had to register their kids at school online so every parent had to have access to an email address to register their child. Did you know that 70% of teachers now assign internet-based homework? It is now common for kids without internet at home to use the public library, a local coffee shop or even stand outside their school to connect to a Wi-Fi signal to complete their homework. There are currently five million families in the U.S. with school-aged kids who do not have access to the internet at home because they can’t afford it and this is unacceptable.
I am glad I attended the Prince Royce concert because I learned a great deal about the Sprint project all while enjoying some good music. Prince Royce performed for at least 30 minutes to a great audience who truly enjoyed his bachata hits. The whole audience seemed to know all his lyrics. Some of his hit songs include “Te Robare” and “Corazon Sin Cara” which are both about finding love. I like listening to Prince Royce’s music because it has such a positive message and speaks about the beauty of finding or losing a great love.
There were also some dinner bites and open bar for VIP guests. I really liked that we were able to dance on the dance floor before and after the performance to some great Spanish hits and top 40 hits. It was truly a magical night and I feel very lucky that I was able to attend.
This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to attend as members of the media.