Frankie Beverly Surprised With A $25K Donation During Farewell Tour

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 22: Frankie Beverly performs during Frankie Beverly & Maze Farewell Tour at State Farm Arena on March 22, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Legendary singer Frankie Beverly has been given a special surprise during his “Farewell Tour” in Philadelphia. 

During his performance on Saturday, Beverly was awarded $25,000 by The Black Promoters Collective. The money is set to go to the Frankie Beverly Scholarship Fund. His fund “supports minority students pursuing careers in the music industry, reflecting Beverly’s commitment to education and community,” as reported by The Source Magazine

BPC’s Senior Talent Buyer & Partner, Walt Reeder Jr. said, “It’s an honor to tell you face to face, I love you. On behalf of my partners, The Black Promoters Collective, we had the opportunity to tour this man around the world, a Black-producing promotion company. As we end this tour in our home city, we want to say thank you to a living legend. This highlight of the night furthered the magic that this partnership has created with Frankie’s retirement after more than 50 years in the music industry, marking a monumental end to a notable career.”

Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Jalen Hurts and the city’s Mayor, Cherelle Parker were also in attendance as Beverly received his honor. Frankie Beverly and Maze announced their farewell tour back in February. The singer shared his appreciation for his fans who supported him throughout the years. 

“I want to share with my lifelong fans and associates that I’ll be going out on the road one last time, then retire. Thank you so much for the support given to me for over 50 years as I pass on the lead vocalist torch to Tony Lindsay,” he said. “The band will continue on as Maze Honoring Frankie Beverly. It’s been a great ride through the decades. Let the music of my legacy continue.”

The tour kicked off on March 22 in Atlanta, Georgia.