Folk rock duo Brewer and Shipley will headline an Oct. 6 benefit concert at the University of Missouri-Rolla to aid victims in the recovery of areas of the Gulf Coast ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
“Soul to Soul, A Community Concert for Hurricane Relief,” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
The concert facility, staffing and administrative costs associated with the use of Leach Theatre are being provided at no cost by the UMR department of student life. Other sponsors to date include Phelps County Bank, UMR, Arts Rolla, KKID, KTTR, KZNN, KDAA, KXMO, KMOZ, public radio KUMR, Fidelity Communications and the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets are $20 per person and go on sale today (Monday, Sept. 19) at the Leach Theatre Box Office, Phelps County Bank, Woolf Music, Kent Jewelry, Country Mart, Arts Rolla and Results Radio. All funds raised will be equally divided between the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
The line-up will feature Brewer and Shipley, whose signature song “One Toke Over the Line” hit the top-10 charts in the 1970s, the Wyman Elementary School Fourth Grade Honors Choir, Luce and Rich Myers with Jim Sigler, Alec Arnold, and other members of the UMR campus and greater Ozarks community.
The concert is the culmination of a collaborative effort by UMR and members of the Rolla community to raise $35,000 in 35 days to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Organized by several UMR student groups, the “35 in 35” organization hopes to reach its goal by Thursday, Oct. 6. In the meantime, UMR students will be collecting donations at UMR sporting events, in front of the Havener Center, and elsewhere around campus. Additional donations may be made at the concert and all proceeds from the concert will go toward the 35 in 35 fund.
The idea for a benefit concert came about after Tom Shipley, now manager of video productions at UMR, and his partner Michael Brewer discussed ways to benefit victims of
Hurricane Katrina. The two decided on holding a benefit concert at UMR, and worked with several local musicians and organizations.
The 35 in 35 organization has established an account with Phelps County Bank. Anyone wishing to donate to the effort may write a check payable to “35 in 35” to Phelps County Bank.
For more information about 35 in 35, email Roger Terry at email@example.com. For concert ticket information, contact the UMR Leach Theatre Box Office at (573) 341-4219.