by: Thomas D. Mooney
As most know, Texas for the last month has been hit repeatedly with flash floods and seemingly continuous rainfall. And while here in the Panhandle, the rainfall has primarily been good, it cannot be said for those areas hit hardest–primarily the areas in and around the small town of Wimberley in Central Texas.
Over the last 30 days, benefit shows in varying size and degree have sprouted up across the state to help those who need the relief the most. It’s one of the underrated qualities of musicians and songwriters. Specially, those in Texas seem to never wait to be asked, but rather ask how they can help.
On Sunday, June 14, The Blue Light will be holding a benefit show with about two dozen songwriters and bands. All proceeds will go directly to those impacted by the devastating flooding and aftermath in the Wimberley area.
Charlie Shafter, The Goners, Red Shahan, Dalton Domino, Trent Langford, Rodney Parker, Charlie Stout, Watery Graves, Curtis Peoples, Parker Morrow, Flatland Cavalry, Stephen St. Clair, Danny Cadra, Zoe Carter, Dave Martinez, The Castles, Jason James, Benton Leachman, Jim Dixon, Landon Scoggins, Austin McManus, Dallas Owens, Dan Patterson and many others will be performing music on both the Blue Light Main Stage and Back Patio Stage throughout the night.
Doors will open at 5 pm. A minimum of $15 is the cover. In addition, Red Shahan and Dave Martinez will be barbecuing.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate you can get a hold of the Kyle Cummings or Dustin Six, the two organizers at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.