35W Fundraiser Alert

Looks like the fundraising has started.

(I take special interest since I am in the middle of planning an indie art-craft benefit for the same purpose… if any reader wants to donate or volunteer, lemme know.)

Details on what’s looking to be a decent show at the Fine Line (excruciating detail, including bands and set times, after the jump):

WHAT: I-35W Bridge Relief Concert
Benefiting the Minnesota Helps Fund: Bridge Disaster Fund
WHERE: The Fine Line Music Café – 318 1 st Avenue North, Minneapolis
DATE: Sunday, August 12
TIME: 5pm doors / 5:30pm show
COVER: $10 – 18+ Show

I-35W Bridge Relief Concert Benefiting the Minnesota Helps Fund:

Local musicians gather at Fine Line Music Café on Sunday, August 12 to assist the I-35W Bridge Relief Effort. 100% of the door and a percentage of bar sales will be donated to the Minnesota Helps Fund: Bridge Disaster Fund. The collapse of the I-35W bridge spanning the Mississippi River brought a shocking reminder of the fragility of life and how an ordinary, daily event can turn into tragedy and heartbreak. This disaster, however, also illuminates the generous human impulse to want to help those who have suffered loss. The Minnesota Helps -Bridge Disaster Fund has been created in response to that outpouring of community concern.

The Minnesota Helps Fund: Bridge Disaster Fund is a collaboration of local funders to facilitate local contributions to disaster relief efforts. The purpose of the fund is to collect contributions and distribute them effectively to help the victims, rescuers, and families affected by the bridge collapse. For more information please visit www.minnesotahelps.org

Performing this evening to help those that have suffered loss in this disaster are Hairball, The Melismatics, The Alarmists, Willie Wisely, Christy Love & You Know Who, Charlz Newman, the Abdomen, Send Up The Room, and Pop Rocks. All of the bands joining us this evening contacted the Fine Line the very next morning following the bridge collapse asking if the Fine Line was doing anything, and if so they wanted to be involved in anyway that they could; how could we not!

The Line-up:
6:05-6:25-Send up the Room
6:35-6:55-Charlz Newman
7:00-7:15-Willie Wisely
7:25-7:45-The Abdomen
7:55-8:20-Pop ROCKS
8:30-8:55-Christy Love & You Know Who
9:00-9:15-Tim Mahoney
9:25-9:50-The Alarmists
10:00-10:25-The Melismatics
The evening will also include a silent auction featuring music and sports memorabilia. Including a hockey stick signed by the Minnesota Wild team !

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