If nothing else, the tour will likely make multiple stops in the area eventually, Hill said. Performers who weren’t able to get in on the act this time around don’t want to feel left out the next time.
“That’s how I know the tour will happen,” Hill said. “The interest is there.”
But for now, Friday night’s show is a starting point. It’s also a chance, Hill said, to see what works and what doesn’t, in terms of show planning.
Hill estimates the show will run for about an hour and a half, and most acts will be taking turns on stage, but there will be a few collaborations at the show.
The message of love will be the common theme, of course. And that all comes back to Asa, who died at 7 from injuries suffered in a car crash, and whose father is still “really missing him everyday.”
“As a result of that ... there’s been an awakening of a lot of people,” Hill said. “It’s a testament to his legacy and a testament to his love, and the love that his community has for him.”
IF YOU GO
WHAT: The Pro-Love Tour
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda
MORE INFORMATION: Call 692-2413 or visit www.rivieratheatre.org; tickets $20