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Band Together for ALS 

When: Sat., Sept. 14 2013
Price: $25
Sometimes you just want to jam out. We get it. And at Saturday’s Band Together for ALS you can do just that — and for a great cause. Raising money for research for ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Graham Whorley knows firsthand how ALS can affect a family after he lost his sister to the disease eight years ago. “Your mind is fine, but your body shuts down,” he says. “That would be my worst nightmare. I don’t want to see anyone go through that, and it’s something close to my heart.” But the festival will be more about “celebrating life and raising awareness for people who need our help,” Whorley says. The local axman is plugged into the music scene and brought together a solid lineup with Ben Fagan & the Holy City Hooligans, Adande African Drum and Dance Company, the Hibachi Heroes, Mark Bryan from Hootie and the Blowfish, Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac and the BootyRanch, the Buddhist Prodigies, Plow Ground, Keith Kenny, Way Down in Dixie, and Drink Small (a.k.a The Blues Doctor). Part of the fundraiser includes a guest bartender event sponsored by Holy City Brewing, where tips given between 4 and 6 p.m. will be donated to the Bright Side of the Road Foundation. There will be parking at the event, but they'll also be running free shuttles that will ferry passengers from Bert’s Market on Folly, the Roost Bar N’ Grille in Avondale, and Juanita Greenberg’s in Mt. Pleasant — or drive yourself and park at the event.
— Stephen Pappas


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