This upcoming weekend is all about heart it would seem.
There are a number of benefits around Birmingham, to benefit your ear and your soul. People with all different tastes and concerns can enjoy some great music, food, entertainment and know the money they spend is helping a cause they care about.
Land Aid at Avondale Brewing Co:
Friday Night Avondale Brewing Company will host a benefit for the Fresh Water Land Trust Junior Board from 7 until midnight.
"This summer, local artists are joining with the Freshwater Land Trust Junior Board to promote, educate and raise money to aid in our mission of Preserving the Places that Matter."
- St. Paul and The Broken Bones
- The Green Seed
- Sue Scrofa
- $20 in advance
- $25 at the door
BirmingJam at Stillwater Pub:
The Band Festival Expressions plays Stillwater.
Visual arts by Alabama Funk.
Starts at 10PM Friday night.
All proceeds go to First Light Women and Children of Birmingham. $5
(click here for all Saturday events)
Benefit for Sandy's Place:
This Saturday from Noon till late night, Noccalula Falls hosts a benefit for Sandy's Place, a refuge for displaced women. Sandy's Place is attempting to raise money for operating funds and to build cabins to meet the increased demand for mothers with young children. (see video below)
The benefit, presented by Falling Eagle Productions, will consist of 12 bands of diverse genres; rap, blues, country, new-age, rock, etc. (scroll down to see list)
"Donations may be made at any Exchange Bank of Alabama or mailed to Sandy's Place, Inc. 1459 McClendon Road, Attalla, AL 35954. Paypal is also accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org .
"Donations will be taken at the gate for this great cause,coolers & lawn chairs are welcome. So plan to come out & spend the day with us.We will have door prizes so come out & spend the whole day."
WILLIAM & THE CROSS CAMP COWBOY BAND
QUEEN SCHWARTZ WITH:DEEZY,LOVELY,&SHOWTIME
THE MATT HARVEY BAND
COUNTY ROAD 66 BAND
TODD SIMPSON and MOJO CHILD
JAMES MILLER & THE COUNTY ROAD BAND
THE NOVA 9 BAND
between sets: EDITH & ARCHIE, & KYM FARLEY
5th Annual Otey's Fest:
Another Saturday event, this year's Otey's Fest benefits Camp Bridges (www.campbridges.org) and The National MS Society.
Saturday, July 27, in the Otey's parking lot, Crestline Village, gates open at 5pm.
Rollin' In The Hay
Tickets available now - on site at Otey's Tavern or online at www.OteysFest.com. $20 online, $25 at the gate.
"We're always family-friendly, so kids 13 and under get in FREE, and they can enjoy our Moonwalk and dunking booth.
"Rodney will be outside on the big grill all afternoon with hot dogs and hamburgers.
"Oh...And yes, ice cold beer and Otey's famous cocktails will be served."
"Only 1,000 tickets available... get yours now at www.OteysFest.com."
Also on Saturday, starting at 2PM, The Red Shamrock, in the Town of Mt. Laurel, is hosting and event to benefit the Hope 4 Gabe foundation, working to help fund research for a cure to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most prevalent, genetically inherited neuromuscular disorder worldwide, affecting 1 in 3500 young males. (click here to learn more)
"We are having a special Hope for Gabe Day at the Red Shamrock Saturday, July 27...stop by and have some fun if you're in town! We'll take all of the money off the ceiling, count it, and put it towards our research fund!! We'll have a dunking booth for the Chelsea High School football coach and choice others, games, live music, and rides for the kiddos:) Hope to see you there!"
(click here for all Sunday events)
Hey Jude. Rooftop Benefit for Amy & Jude Mayorga:
On Sunday there will be a unique benefit on the roof of The Redmont Hotel in Downtown Birmingham. The Paytones will be recreating the final live performance of the Beatles which took place on the roof of Apple Records in 1969.
The proceeds from the show will go to Amy and Jude Mayorga. Amy tragically lost her husband in a car accident and has a 6 month old son and another child on the way.
"There will be a silent auction of art and memorabilia inspired by The Beatles music as well as a raffle of locally donated goods.
"General Tickets are $20
VIP tickets are $100 and include free food and drinks, a show poster/t-shirt
"All proceeds of the show will go to Amy and Jude."