Benefit for Fort McMurray evacuees planned for Sunday

Red Deer-area musicians and promoters are pulling together to stage a benefit concert Sunday for the people of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray.

Red Deer-area musicians and promoters are pulling together to stage a benefit concert Sunday for the people of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray.

Musicians from more than 10 local bands will work with Slumland Promotions, Shadows Productions, Marked UP events, Synthetic Productions, and Of Thorn & Vine to put on a live music fundraiser on May 8 at Wild Bill’s Sports Bar in Red Deer’s Quality Inn North Hill.

Some participating groups are Stranger Danger, Leave the Living, Demise Without Reason, Lesserman, rapper Dom Sawyer, and acoustic act Jaret Matthews.

The music — ranging from rock to metal, punk, acoustic and hip hop — will start at 3:30 p.m. and continue to 2 a.m.

Organizers are also holding a BBQ, and will have many items up for a silent auction, including a donated guitar, photography sessions, art and much more.

One hundred per cent of proceeds will go to help the victims of Fort McMurray’s wildfires. Sarah Nossack, a promoter with Slumland Promotions, hopes local music lovers will turn out in droves to hear some great music and help a good cause.

Tickets are $15 at the door, and you get a hotdog.

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