Concerts For The Cause-Hutchinson kicked off the first concert of their 2016 season, on Saturday, April 23 with a benefit for the St. Rosa Lima Society at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The show was held at The Flag Theatre, the new venue for CFTC this season.
Riley and Kathy Withrow started the show out with a variety of popular cover tunes that spanned all genres. These two always get the crowds warmed up and excited. People know their tunes and sing along, and of course, a show with The Withrow's always have a fair amount of seat dancers, you know those folks who just have to move to the beat but don't want to get up and draw attention to themselves. Hey folks, it's O-Kay to get out of those seats and actually move to the beat. There is no judging of dance moves at a CFTC event. Truly people are paying more attention to The Withrow's and what they're playing than they are to your dance moves.
During the change out for the next band, The Soapbox Troubadors, the ladies of St. Rosa Lima took to the stage to talk about their organization and just where the money was going and whom it would benefit. There were two deserving families in the community who had unexpected expenses so all monies donated on Saturday night were going directly to these families. Donations were accepted and there were a wide variety of raffle items available to choose from this year. Thank you to all those business's that donated to this worthwhile cause. And thank you to those who participated by buying tickets.
Then The Soapbox Troubadors took to the stage. The fellas were in fine form on this evening. Their rendition of "Alterbridge" was superb. Of course, I like everything they play. Frankie Shayne's voice is just so smooth. It grabs you and draws you in, combine that with background vocals provide by the band and the excellent instrumentals that always go along with a Soapbox Troubadors show, how can you go wrong. If you missed their performance tonight, it's going to be a while before The Troubies will be performing again, as after the concert, Frankie Shayne and his family were off to Ghana for some missionary work.
The next Concert For a Cause Event will be held on May 27 and will be the annual School's Out bash at The Rusty Needle. The afternoon is an all ages show which runs from 2 to 5 pm and the evening show is 21 years and older and runs from 7 pm to midnight. The bands that will be featured are Artifas, Seven Days Lost, Small Town Titans, The Space Between and Moral Deficiency. The charities that will benefit are: First Call For Help and Concerts For The Cause. Check out CFTC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/concertsforthecause/?fref=ts dates and additional information.