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Kid Vegas will perform at the Moxi Theater in Greeley on Saturday, plans to give all profits to benefit Las Vegas shooting victims

Kelly Ragan
kragan@greeleytribune.com

Collin Bordeaux, also known as hip-hop artist Kid Vegas, will perform at the Moxi Theater on Saturday and donate all profits after expenses to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

Collin Bordeaux heard a lot of police sirens. Even for Las Vegas, the noise seemed unusual. He knew something was going on.

A couple hours later, his phone came to life. Friends and family called and texted him to see if he was alive.

Bordeaux, 26, also known as hip-hop artist Kid Vegas who will perform at the Moxi Theater on Saturday, moved to Vegas from Colorado about a month ago to dive into his music career. Vegas was new, he said, but the shooting seemed familiar.

He was a kid when the Columbine shooting happened. Every year the anniversary falls close to his birthday. Years later, he was working late in his studio when news broke about a theater shooting in Aurora, his hometown. His phone lit up late into the night then, too.

So Bordeaux and several other artists will perform at the Moxi Theater, 802 9th St., as a way to help the shooting victims in Saturday. They will donate all the profits from the show.

"Obviously, I'm not the biggest artist in the world," he said in a phone interview, "but you have to use what you've got. "

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Zach Crandall of Greeley is a hip hop promoter who works with Bordeaux. He, too, was motivated to help. He, Bordeaux and the other artists, NaPalm and YaSi, started working together last minute to come up with a plan.

"I was just scrolling through Facebook, seeing pictures of the bodies all over," Crandall said.

Most people, he said, aren't prepared for the cost of those kinds of medical bills or funerals. They've been looking into various charities to donate to and hope to help local folks affected by the shooting.

What struck Bordeaux most was how quickly life in Vegas went back to normal, he said. His mom called him after the shooting and asked about the temperament of the city.

"I was like, 'mom, it's business as usual,'" Bordeaux said. "It's like you wake up like nothing happened."

Those who lost people or those who were there can't do that, Bordeaux said, so he wants to what he can for them.

"It's bigger than music," Bordeaux said. "It's bigger than me. It's mankind. You've got to help each other."

— Kelly Ragan writes features and covers health and nonprofits for The Greeley Tribune. Have a tip? Want to share your story? Call (970) 392-4424, email kragan@greeleytribune.com or connect on Twitter @kelly_raygun.

About the concert

» What: Concert featuring Kid Vegas with NaPalm and YaSi. All profits after expenses will go to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

» Where: Moxi Theater

» When: 7 p.m. Saturday

» Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

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