FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Category: 
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas to Headline Convention Welcome Concert

National Federation of the Blind 2018 Convention Host Committee and Aira Announce Special Performance

Orlando, Florida (May 23, 2018): Allan Pineda Lindo, best known as apl.de.ap from The Black Eyed Peas, will perform live at the convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on July 6, 2018. The National Federation of the Blind convention host committee—with representatives from the Federation’s Florida, Iowa, and Virginia affiliates—and NFB partner Aira announced today that apl.de.ap will headline a concert set for 7:00 p.m. on July 6, 2018. The event will take place at the convention facility, the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.

Legally blind in both eyes from nystagmus, apl.de.ap has always lived the life he wants. On November 18, 2008, apl.de.ap launched the apl.de.ap Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping various communities and children in the Philippines and throughout Asia. As a brand ambassador for Aira, he is excited and honored to perform for everyone attending this year’s National Federation of the Blind Convention.

“The National Federation of the Blind strives to make each convention the best ever,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “This performance by apl.de.ap will significantly contribute to an unforgettable week for the approximately three thousand members and supporters of the National Federation of the Blind expected to attend this annual event. We thank Aira and apl.de.ap for this exciting addition to our packed convention agenda. No one will want to miss the 2018 convention.”

Preregistration for the convention is open through May 31 at convention.nfb.org.