Friday, May 18, 2012

Tornado Benefit - Gen X: Back From the Ashes

GEN X: Back from the Ashes to TTown started as a grass roots effort to raise money and awareness for all areas affected by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes as well as damaging storms that followed months later. The event has been promoted through social media and has gained momentum quickly. Good Day Alabama has scheduled an interview for June 8, 2012 to promote and raise awareness for the event.

The West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross will receive all donations given at the music event, set to be held at Rhythm and Brews on June 9, 2012.

“We thought it would be fun to get some of the bands who played ‘The Strip’ in the 90's, back to Tuscaloosa to play for this important cause,” said Alabama Alum, Jennifer Tidmore, Chairman of the Gen X event.

“We are all still connected to Tuscaloosa and would like to give back to the community who has endured so much since last April. Many surrounding areas have also been affected from the April tornadoes, and even more recently with the devastating January 23 tornadoes. It was quickly decided any money we could generate from the event would be donated. Soon after the idea was conceived, the Red Cross Disaster Relief became involved and here we are,” explained Tidmore.

There is no charge for the event but donations will be accepted at the door, with the first musical act starting at 6:00pm. The West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross will be on site accepting donations and receipts will be provided for any donation over $50.00.

Rhythm and Brews donated their staff and space for the June 9 event and Greene Beverage Company of Tuscaloosa will be a sponsor. The musical line up for the evening includes popular acts and bands from the 90’s era including: Zippy Dieterich with guest, Jeff Lopez; Hal Bruni; The Jones Brothers; The Love Apples; Channel 99; Daisy Chain; Law of Nature; and headliner, The Indiana Jones Band.

Gen X: Back From the Ashes on Facebook

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at
My five-year-old son, Will, is a huge fan of the Magic Tree House children’s book series. The books, which chronicle 10-year-old Jack and 8-year-old Annie’s adventures back in time by way of a magic tree house, teach children (and adults!) about all sorts of historical events, time periods, regions...

For more information please contact: Jennifer Tidmore, (205) 461-7704 or

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