Bluegrass legend Larry Sparks will be lending his talents to the fight against cancer later this month. Arcadia, IN youngster (he’s 11 years old) Eric Taylor was diagnosed with cancer when a tumor was found on his spine last year. Apparently it’s a rather aggressive from of cancer and has left Eric in a state of constant pain in his back and without feeling in his legs. As the doctors continue to fight the cancer, the family’s medical expenses are adding up (their second child is due in February).
To help the family offset these rising medical expenses, a charity event, including a concert, raffle, and auction, will take place from noon to 10 PM on Saturday, January 27th at Hamilton Heights Middle School in Arcadia, IN. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, free for 6 and younger.
The concert features performances by Larry Sparks, Diamond Hill Station, Revival Ridge, Jackie Kincaid, The Rock Bottom Mining Company, The Circle City Bluegrass Band, The Bluegrass Briar Hoppers, Friends & Strings, Linda Lee with Night Train Edition including Billy G Miller formally of the "Platters." The show will be hosted by Cary Allen Fields of The Fields of Bluegrass Radio Hour.
The charity auction will feature donated items, including Pacer’s tickets, musical equipment, CDs, gift certificates, and merchandise from area businesses. All will be auctioned off by a national auction house in traditional style, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase on selected items, as well.
An appearance by Indianapolis Colts tight end Ben Utecht is also planned during the day.
More information about the event can be found here.
Donations can be made to:
Eric Taylor Trust Fund
c/o Key Bank
100 S. Peru Street, Cicero, IN 46034
Or call: (317) 984-9150