Businesses and musicians team up to help USM student

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Several local businesses and musicians are teaming up to help a senior at Southern Miss.

A "Concert for Coco" is being held March 1 for Jasmine "Coco" Whiteside. The Hattiesburg native was diagnosed anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in December. Whiteside was admitted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's ICU December 21 and is still there under care.

The benefit concert will begin at 8 p.m. at T-Bone's Records & Café and will include performances by Ralph Nix & the Catfish Gospel Band, 9000 Miles, Rooster Blues and Dr. E and the Voodoo Kings.

All proceeds will go towards Whiteside's medical expenses. For those who want to donate outside the event, click HERE.

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