The concert series starts
This season will focus again on local performers, but some regional acts will be thrown into the mix, like
"We've made leaps and bounds," said
The Concerts for the Cause board includes Lowe, Bass,
They are from different areas of the
"We all have our own niche," said Klaers, board member and owner of The Rusty Needle. "We all bring our own craft."
"All of us have a different point of view," added Bass, owner of the
The group has already had a two-day concert that raised
This concert is open for families starting at
There will be music during the Smallville festival in June. Then, in the fall, the group plans to host a comedy night to raise money for the
During each night, nonprofit organizations will raise money through the concession stand and money jars.
"This is not about putting money in our pockets," Klaers said. "It helps the city and everybody. Taxpayers don't have to pay for the entertainment."
A design contest is underway for T-shirts that will be sold during the event.
The board has raised some money so that while bands won't get much, they won't have to perform for free.
"They at least get gas money," Rempe said.
Plans are still being made for the future of Concerts for the Cause. Lowe said his dream is to get a big national act to play at
The board will be there to support him when it happens.
"Hutch has so much to offer from an entertainment standpoint," Bass said.
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