Global Peace Exchange's 3rd Annual Jam for Peace

Global Peace Exchange (GPE), a non-profit organization founded right here in 2006 at Florida State University, is celebrating their 10th anniversary, and what better way is there to celebrate than with $1 drinks until midnight?

On March 24th, The Strip will host the 3rd Annual Jam For Peace, a benefit concert for Global Peace Exchange, which is a student-led and student-founded organization dedicated to volunteer work in developing countries. This year’s Jam For Peace is bigger and better than ever, featuring more live acts and more door prizes. "I'm excited to hear a wide variety of music all night, being played by local bands who deserve some attention," said GPE Senior Finance Director Kamila Toska.

Courtesy: Global Peace Exchange

Jam For Peace will take place at Yianni’s and Red Rocks, and will feature a set list of live music from up-and-coming local bands and musicians, such as The Blue Mile, Eden, Southpaw, J+RAE, FreeBeer and DREAM HEAD.

The 3rd Annual Jam For Peace will begin at 10 p.m. and end when The Strip closes at 2 a.m. There will be $1 drinks until midnight, $2 drinks until 2 a.m. and $2 dollar shots all night. Florida State students will be able to potentially change the lives of those living in developing countries by coming out to support Global Peace Exchange. Students can help raise money simply by doing what they do best: partying until the sun comes up.

Jam For Peace represents an opportunity to get involved not just with Global Peace Exchange, but also with the local Tallahassee music scene. Tallahassee is home to several unique and talented bands and artists, and many are students here at Florida State University.

Jam For Peace’s motto is “Live music for a good cause”, which reflects Global Peace Exchange’s philosophy of partnering with local non-government organizations. Students involved in Global Peace Exchange get the opportunity to volunteer and create change, while local organizations and communities get on-the-ground help. The philosophy applies to Jam For Peace: local bands and artists get exposure, while money is raised for a good cause. It’s a win-win!

In addition to the live music and drinks, there will be a chance for attendees to win several door prizes, including a VIP SweetWater Brewing Company tour for two, a Jägermeister shot machine and gift certificates worth up to $250 to Monument Tattoos, The Melting Pot, Milano Pizzeria and more. Global Peace Exchange members will be selling raffle tickets for the door prizes, as well as Jam For Peace T-shirts. (Who doesn’t love a good t-shirt?)

The money raised at the 3rd Annual Jam For Peace will help send Florida State students to developing countries like Ghana, Cambodia, Rwanda and Nepal, where they can partner with local organizations to foster sustainable development and administer humanitarian aid. This summer, GPE plans to partner with organizations such as The African Innovation Prize, which seeks to foster innovation in Rwanda, and to continue working on previous projects, which include tutoring schoolchildren in Ghana and increasing environmental consciousness in Cambodia.

Anybody who is interested in volunteering, getting involved with grassroots development projects, or humanitarian work can check out the Global Peace Exchange in person at the Claude Pepper Center, visit the website, or check out their Facebook page.