Houston-based entertainment company partners with Pepsi to host anti-violence youth talent show

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(Last Updated On: July 27, 2018)

The event will be held from 2-6 pm on August 4th at Third Ward Multi-Services Center, 3611 Ennis, Houston, TX 77004

Houston-based entertainment group Houston Bar Code has partnered with PepsiCo to host an anti-violence youth talent show in Houston. The show will take place on August 4, 2018 at Third Ward Multi-Services Center at 3611 Ennis, Houston, TX 77004. The event will feature youth from across Texas highlighting talents including singing, dancing, magic, and group and individual performances.

The event is free of charge for guests and every student will receive a backpack filled with school supplies and assorted Pepsi and Frito Lay products (while supplies last). Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place talent show winners. The show will be hosted by comedian Jeff Shelley who built a large following via Instagram skits and now performs nationwide and will feature an appearance by child actor and anti-bullying activist Gabriel Silva, co-star of Hollywood blockbuster films “Live by Night” with Ben Affleck and the upcoming “Godzilla” with Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and a cast of Emmy winning stars.

“We wanted to give back to our community, so this is one of the most important ventures Houston Bar Code has launched,” said organization founder Scotty Raps. “We talk about the negatives so much in our society, we felt it was time to do something positive with the kids and give them a platform to let their voice be heard and their talent be showcased. When youth know they have options to reach their dreams in life it can do wonders for their self esteem and outlook on success.”

To register your youth (from 1st grade to 12th grade), visit HoustonBarCode.Info. For more information contact houstonbarcode@gmail.com.

About Houston Bar Code

Artist, league owner, and entrepreneur Scotty Raps (stage name) was born and raised in the Third Ward area of Houston, Texas where he developed a love for rap and hip hop. His passion led him across the nation battle rapping; upon seeing firsthand how pervasive yet unique the culture was in each city, he realized that Houston was missing out on one of the purest forms of hip hop, and the battle world was missing one of the most original and influential cultures of the urban community. He knew it was time to make a positive change and fill that void. That sparked the idea for what is now one of the leaders in Southern battle rap, Houston Bar Code. The company was launched in 2013 and, with the help of partners Buretta Blaze and Davin Morris, it has grown exponentially to host numerous events across Houston in partnership with leading companies such as Ultimate Rap League, St. Arnold’s Brewery and PepsiCo garnering more than 5,000 attendees as well as favorable press in the Houston Chronicle and Hip Hop Weekly Magazine. In 2018 they partnered with URL on Houston’s Own Main Events, and Scotty was signed on as a featured headlining battle rapper at the popular NOME 8 championship. For more information contact houstonbarcode@gmail.com.

Houston-based entertainment company partners with Pepsi to host anti-violence youth talent show