JEFFERSON — Local musicians of Ashe County and throughout North Carolina will gather for a benefit concert to raise funds for the clinic operated by the Ashe County Humane Society.
The concert will take place at Ashe County Park on Aug. 22 beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m.
The idea for the benefit concert began with local West Jefferson musician Greg Lambert who heard that the Humane Society was running low on funds.
Members of Lambert’s band Storm Warning including Donny Moseley, Dan Walton and Michael Eller are all working together with Lambert to organize the event.
“We all love animals and that’s why we are trying to get this together,” Lambert said.
According to Lambert, he wants the benefit to become a reoccurring event for the community.
The group has a strong history with the Humane Society as several of the group members have adopted animals from the clinic.
Lambert said part of the reason he wanted to organize the concert is his concern for animals who are at risk of euthanization if they aren’t adopted out.
According to Eller, the group enjoys putting together fundraising events for the community. Eller has previously worked to help organize “Sounds For Hounds,” a musical benefit to raise money and awareness for local dog resuce Second Chance Dogs of Ashe.
In addition to music, there will be food and drinks available as well as an auction.
The group also hopes to have t-shirts and other merchandise available.
According to Eller, there will be many different genres of bands featured at the concert including: Appalachian Outlaws, Epic Remains, Reverend Walls, Storm Warning, Deadern Hell, Restless, Town-N-Country, and Alibi.
Tickets to the concert will be $5 and all proceeds will go to benefit the Humane Society.
The Ashe County Humane Society is located at 1175 Old Highway 16 in Jefferson and is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hannah Myers can be reached at 336-846-7164 or on Twitter @cmedia_hmyers.