Last week’s cross-network TV telethon raised more than $60 million to aid a devastated Haiti, and in the coming weeks local musicians and venues will be doing their part for the cause (which isn’t going to cease needing monetary support anytime soon).
Organizers for Sunday’s “Help for Haiti” benefit at Oakley’s 20th Century Theatre put together a show in just a few days, and the massive and diverse roster of performers shows just how quick to help local artists are when an important cause comes up. The 6 p.m. concert will have Them Bones featuring Cheryl Renee, Freekbass, Kathy Wade, Kevin Fox, Sonny Moorman, Scotty Anderson, Phil DeGreg Trio, Steve Schmidt, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Robin Lacy and DeZydeco, Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band, Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance, Salsa Grande Latin Allstars, Mike Wade, Lucky and the Magic, Uptown Rhythm and Blues and Baoku Moses and the Image AfroBeat Band (pictured).
Get show and venue details here.
Still to come: Baba Budan’s will present a Haitian relief fundraiser on Feb. 5, donating 10 percent of all sales that day to the cause and showcasing a variety of Rock, Hip Hop and poetry starting at 10 p.m. On Feb. 20, Covington’s Leapin’ Lizard gallery will host a 7 p.m. benefit show to raise money for the Red Cross featuring Folk, Blues and Jazz from artists like Ricky Nye, Bruce Menefield, The Medicine Men, Chico Futuracho, Liz Wu and Harper.