Remember the tornado that blew through Joplin, Missouri, and almost destroyed the entire city? Kind of hard to forget. There have been plenty of area benefit shows including local musicians to help raise funds and collect food and clothing for the victims. This week, two more are on the horizon, so if you haven't attended an event yet or want to donate a bit more while listening to local artists belt out some songs, you might consider attending these two upcoming events.
Tonight (Tuesday, July 12):
Czar (1531 Grand) will host an early dinner benefit show (starting at 6 p.m.) with thrashgrass band Famous Seamus & the Travelbongs, plus Robot Monkey Madman, Not a Planet, and Cody Ross. Cover is $5. All proceeds go to Joplin. Attendees also can bring first-aid kits, nonperishables, clothes, blankets, soap, deodorant, bottled water, and other lifesaving items.
Saturday, July 16:
The No Mo Flooding Benefit/Sweet Corn Days
event will raise funds for the Joplin tornado victims and Missouri Farmers Care
. Farmers Care will donate raised money to farmers and rural communities affected by recent Missouri floods. Enjoy a farm buffet, shuttle rides, and music from Western Automatic
, Adam Dean and Chrome
, Bransen Ireland
, and Candy Coburn
. Tickets cost $39.50. The event runs from 1 until 9 p.m. at 28706 S. State Route 7, Garden City, Missouri 64747.