Concert to benefit Australian wildlife
Pictured, the Merrickville United Arts Centre, located at 100 St. Lawrence Street in Merrickville. (Supplied by MUAC, Facebook)
Four local bands have joined forces to help Australian wildlife. The Australian Music Benefit Concert is set for Saturday at the Merrickville United Arts Centre. It runs from 3:00 to 9:00pm.
Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
The Grateful Kids, Steel Grey, Rosewood and Heather Snow & the Flakes are performing.
Organizer Richard Tennant says there was a lot of hype about the animals displaced by the wildfires a few weeks ago, but now interest has dropped off. He noted there are still many animals in need, so a group of locals got together and came up with the idea for a benefit concert. Tennant explained every dollar makes a difference.
He says there will be something for everyone, ranging from folk to country and rock ‘n’ roll.
Tennant noted organizers are hoping for a big turnout.