Bluegrass benefit for Georgia tornado victims

adairsville-tornadoRepeated examples over the years have showed that bluegrass people are some of the most generous folks around – always quick to help someone in need within our community, either through benefit shows or direct assistance.

Just such a concert is scheduled for this weekend, a fundraiser for the people of Adairsville, GA who were devastated by a tornado touchdown on January 30. The storm was estimated to have been a high-range EF-3 tornado, 900 yards wide, which left one dead and at least 17 injured on top of approximately $75 million in damages across its 22 mile swath.

A town of less than 5,000 residents, Adairsville saw 60 structures destroyed and several hundred damaged, including one of their largest employers, Daiki Corp.

On Saturday (2/23) 5 bluegrass bands will perform at the Adairsville Travel Plaza, with all proceeds going to tornado victim relief. Participating are Barbwire, Frances Mooney & Fontana Sunset, East Dixie Boys, Old Mill Road, and Cherokee Cut Ups.

If you live within an easy drive of Adairsville – located on I-75 between Atlanta and Chatanooga – you might consider attending. More details can be obtained by calling 678-246-8276.

Folks who can not attend but would like to send a donation, can direct them to:

Calhoun United Way
109 S King St
Calhoun, GA 30701

Thanks to Jimmy Ross of Barbwire for sending along information about this show.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.