The concert to be held
Bands that will perform include
Amante Pizza will donate proceeds from pizza slices sold at the concert to IFC, and
employees of the businesses who have their art on sale will donate some proceeds to IFC. Donations of canned goods and new or gently used clothing, especially winter coats, will be accepted, said
De Mattos is a manager at Amante Pizza and has worked there for 21 years. He's not in a band, but works with guys who are, and has heard them perform.
"I thought, we've got enough talent here -- we can put on our own show,"
He gets over to see shows at the neighboring venues sometimes, he said. He has seen English Beat,
He said that the IFC is the most recognizable charity in town.
"People who are homeless or down on their luck come around, and you want to direct them to a good source,"
"It was Carlos' idea," Price said. They talked for a few years about doing a battle of the bands at 300 East Main, and decided instead it should be a benefit concert with everyone, he said. Price works part-time at Amante Pizza. Johnny Staxx came together about three years ago, which is also how long Price has worked at Amante. He also plays percussion in a comedy orchestra,
Price started playing drums in junior high, then after school abandoned the drums for about 15 years. He got back into it slowly.
"I just wanted to do it again," he explained. In Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz, he enjoys making music again.
Price said calling the IFC benefit Concert for Tomorrow means they could do it again next year, benefiting another local charity. Choosing IFC this year, he said, was about picking a charity they all respected that does good work.
WHAT: Concert for Tomorrow
WHERE: Cat's Cradle
TICKETS: Donations of
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