Eric Benét to Headline Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival

Eric Benet - Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival - AHF

Get ready to groove because R&B sensation Eric Benét is slated to headline the 19th Annual Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival, a star-studded event presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). Scheduled for Saturday, March 9th in the vibrant city of Fort Lauderdale, this annual extravaganza draws over 2,000 attendees and raises a staggering $2 million for 13 local nonprofits dedicated to HIV/AIDS services in South Florida.

Eric Benet - Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival - AHF

Joining Benét on stage will be YouTube phenomenon Todrick Hall and internationally renowned DJ/producer DJ Citizen Jane, promising a lineup that will keep the crowd dancing all day long.

A Musical Journey: Eric Benét’s Legacy

With a career spanning decades, Eric Benét has solidified his status as an icon in the world of R&B. From his debut with Warner Bros. Records in 1994 to his chart-toppers like his new EP “Spend My Life with You”, titled from hit single from his 1999 album “A Day in the Life,” Benét’s soulful voice has captivated audiences worldwide. His talent extends beyond music, with notable appearances in television shows and films like “For Your Love” and “Glitter.” With an impressive discography including albums like “Hurricane,” “Love & Life,” and “Lost in Time,” Benét has garnered four GRAMMY nominations and numerous accolades throughout his illustrious career.

A Champion for Change: Eric Benét’s Philanthropic Efforts

Beyond his musical endeavors, Eric Benét is a committed activist and philanthropist. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he lent his voice to the charity single “Heart of America” alongside with Wynonna Judd, Terry Dexter, and Michael McDonald, to aid victims of the disaster. Additionally, Benét co-founded Mission Save Her, a nonprofit dedicated to combating human trafficking and sexual abuse of women and girls globally.

Tracy Jones, AHF Southern Bureau Chief, expressed gratitude for Benét’s involvement, stating, “Having Eric lend his voice and star power to the day’s festivities is a true gift.”

Join the Movement: Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival Details

The Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival isn’t just about entertainment; it’s a platform for raising awareness and vital funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Attendees can expect informative booths, family-friendly activities, and delectable treats from food trucks. iHeartRadio’s Kimmy B will emcee the event, adding to the excitement.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
8:00 a.m. – Site opens
9:45 a.m. – Formal ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Walk starts
11:00 a.m. – Music Festival begins
Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Registration is open at

Supporting Vital Causes: Beneficiaries and AHF’s Mission

This year’s event will benefit 13 nonprofits including Afro Pride Florida, Broward House, Equality Florida, and SunServe, among others. Florida continues to face significant challenges regarding HIV/AIDS, with statistics from the CDC highlighting the urgent need for continued support and awareness efforts.

About AHF

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, providing essential medical care and services to over 1.9 million individuals in 45 countries. To learn more about AHF and its impactful work, visit and connect on social media, Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our Ahfter Hours podcast.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event! Join Eric Benét and AHF in making a difference at the Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival.

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