Benefit concert for injured RHS students
Carmen Concerts brings national acts
JILL MOON The Telegraph
BETHALTO — An all-star lineup is sure to bring many people to raise funds for Roxana High School students who survived a deadly car crash last year.
Roxana High School graduate and Carmen Concerts promoter Dave Thomason, of Edwardsville, arranged a benefit concert for two RHS students who still are suffering from injuries they received in a car crash that killed RHS student Samantha Owsley. Proceeds from the benefit concert will go to the families of Bailey McGuire and Brooke Swarringin.
The concert will be from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 400 N. Beau Chateaux in Bethalto; tickets cost $20 in advance.
Featured artists include national touring act Samantha Fish with Ruf Records, who was in the band Girls with Guitars.
“She’s a 24-year-old rising star; she jammed with Buddy Guy, Johnny Lange, Johnny Winters and many others,” Thomason said.
Other artists in the lineup are The Nashville All Stars, Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ bass player and vocalist Supe Granda; Pure Prairie League’s lead guitar and vocalist Donnie Lee Clark; Ingrid Berry, who is Chuck Berry’s daughter and a member of his band since 1973; original lead guitar player for Ike and Tina Turner Herb Sadler who also toured with Ray Charles, Etta James and recorded for Motown Records and Phil Spector, played guitar on “My Girl,” by The Temptations and played with Ronnie and the Ronettes; Chuck Berry’s drummer, Keith Robinson, who played with the Isley Brothers, Albert King, B.B. King and Luther Ingram.
Local bands include the Mondin Band, the Phil Williams Band and the Benbow City Ramblers.
The concert also will feature a live and silent auction including music memorabilia, autographs, merchandise and concert tickets; door prizes; 50/50 drawing; and food, which has been donated.
“All proceeds will go to cause; 100 percent of all proceeds go to families of victims,” Thomason said.
Tickets are available at Deluxe Diner at 700 S. Central Ave. in Roxana.
Carmen Concerts’ next show also will raise money for a cause to House of Hope with SHEL and the Five and Dimers Friday, Feb.7, at Spirits in Downtown Alton.
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