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Monday, September 2, 2013

Concert For The Cause

Concert For The Cause:
Featuring Tall, Hairy & Charming and 12 Years Coming
Avenue A Park
Hutchinson, KS
© Lydia Lowe 2013

     Saturday signaled the final concert of the season for Concert For The Cause.  It ended on a high note with the return of Kaleaha B., who opened the show.  Kaleaha B. caught us up on what had been going on in her life since we last saw her.  Then she treated us to more of her songs and her stage prescence was amazing, as always.  This time Kaleaha B. also shared a special treat with the audience by performing some of her original poetry.  A rare talent, Kaleaha B. is a young lady full of spunk and destined for great things.

     The audience was now warmed up and ready to go as Tall, Hairy and Charming hit the stage.  These guys were polished and professional.  The audience was grooving to the sound of their songs and dancing in their seats, if not also on their feet.  The stage lights came up as the night began to darken and the band played.  If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought I was in an arena watching a professionally signed band.  They are just that good.  I can’t wait to see them perform again.  If you can catch them outside in a festival type setting, please do, they shine in this type of atmosphere.

     The final band of the night was 12 Years Coming.  I unfortunately didn’t get to hear this band play, but there was a lot of pop from the crowd in the park who were eagerly awaiting their turn on stage.  From the comments, I was sorry to have missed it.  I’m sure it was amazing.

     Special Olympics was the non-profit on this night, and from what I could tell, they were doing a rousing business selling drinks, hamburgers, hotdogs, and chips.  Many of the special Olympians were manning the booth and helping out.  It was great for the public to meet these athlete’s one on one, at the concession stand.  Quite of few of the audience members were seen chatting and learning more about the Special Olympics from the athletes.

     As Concert For The Cause draws to a close, I know a lot of you are already starting to feel a little lost now that your Saturday concert fix is going away until next summer.  Don’t fret!  Concert For The Cause will be back with one final concert after the Kansas State Fair.  As a special thank you to all of you who turned out for the music, the food and the fun this past summer, there will be free food and drinks along with a concert in Avenue A Park.  

     Make sure to check out the website: CONCERTSFORTHECAUSE.COM  for the date, the time and the names of the acts that will be performing   And as always, if you miss it, you’ll miss a lot.  There are always a lot of surprises at Concert For The Cause.


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