Repeated 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.