Killington Area Musicians To Hold Irene Benefit

Green Mountain Outlook Rutland, VT. Sept. 21, 2011

Killington Area Musicians To Hold Irene Benefit

KILLINGTON, Vt - On Sunday, October 2 from noon to 11:30 p.m., there will be a concert hosted by local musicians to benefit those effected by Hurricane Irene in the Killington, Pittsfield and surrounding areas on three stages, the Lookout Tavern, The Outback Pizza and a main stage in the Outback parking lot.

Many families and individuals in the Killington area and surrounding communities suffered devastating losses to their homes and businesses as a result of Hurricane Irene. Therefore,a benefit has been organized featuring amazing music, great food and the great feeling of a community coming together to help each otherand overcome this natural disaster.

The three stages will createa festival or block party feel to this great event and will showcase the talents of many local musicians including Bow Thayer, Jamie’s JunkShow, The Bobby Darling and Dr. Divine Show, Tony Lee Thomas Band, Rick Redington and the Luv, Rick and the Idiots, Hollister Band, Joey Leoneand his Chop Shop, About Gladys, The Mark Manley Band, Mark and Deb Bond,Ed McCarron, Chuck Kelsey, Jimmy Pallutto and Andy Lugo.

Chris and Matt Lillie, owners of Soundtown Sound, are also donating they're time and sound equipment for the event. "We provide the sound and lighting for the Wobbly Barnin Killington and the Tweed River Festival in Stockbridge," Chris Lillie said in a recent interview.

"So we have quite a few friends in the area that were hit hardest by the storm. We were concerned about our friends and we were shocked by the destruction and loss. We called our friend Joey Leone to find out how we could help, and it turns out there were many folks calling to also assist.

"Therefore, this is a way that we can help the cause." Leone and is Leone Blues Band also recently played at the "Goodbye Irene" benefit show in Woodstock, performing live with Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

"There is nothing more important one can do, then help to raise oney for people who are in great need," Joey Leone said in a recent interview. "There is no better feeling than to help our fellows Vermonters during this time of tragedy."

A $20 door donation at the door(children are free) will cover admission to all three stages and a complimentary buffet. Other activities include a silent auction, raffle, commemorativet-shirts to help raise funds and both The Lookout and The Outback have pledged to donate a portion of their sales to the cause.

All door, raffle and silent auction proceeds will benefit We Are K-Town/Irene's Islands and the Pittsfield Hurricane Relief Fund who will access need and distribute funds to those who need them most. To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.helpkillington.com and www.pittsfieldhurricanerelief.org.