July 29 concert at casino to celebrate Red Cross benefit CDWritten by Sanya Ali | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eight of the artists who donated their original tracks to this year’s
Toledo Free Press “Red, White & You, Too!” CD, benefiting the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, will gather at 7 p.m. July 29 at Hollywood Casino Toledo for a summer concert to promote the project.
Carmen Miller, one of the featured artists, volunteered her time to organize the show. Miller also had a hand in last year’s concert.
“Dealing with a lot of different musicians is a very cool thing,” she said. “It’s fun, stressful, amazing, weird — all at the same time.”
Miller said she appreciates being able to hear her fellow artists from the album live, as it gives her a good perspective on the different types of music Toledo has to offer.
“I’m a musician myself and I’m an absolute fan of these people,” she said.
The goal of the concert, according to Miller, is getting the bands some publicity and drawing attention to a good cause.
She said she hopes to show “the camaraderie of local musicians and for people to come out and hear lots of bands that they’ve never heard before.”
Miller also said she wants to have a great time, introduce the album with a bang and support the cause.
“Bands here in Toledo are very philanthropic. It’s the way that we support our city,” she said.
The lineup will be:
- 7-7:15 p.m.:Zak Ward / Bob Stevens
- 7:20-7:35 p.m.:Fish Fisher
- 7:40-8 p.m.:The Bradberries
- 8:05-8:25 p.m.: Aaftermath featuring Carmen Miller
- 8:30-8:45 p.m.: Robert Storm
- 8:45-9 p.m.: Nathan Roberts and the New Birds
- 9:05-9:25 p.m.: Wicked Tuna
- 9:35-10 p.m.: Distant Cousinz
Musical styles range from folk to rock to electric influence, with each artist playing two or three songs.
Admission to the concert is free but audience members must be 21 years of age or older to attend, per casino policy.