To help raise awareness for a pair of benefit shows this week, we're reposting and partially excerpting Parry Casto's message to a few media outlets. The 40 lb. Snapper member has put together a solid benefit show at the V Club this Thursday. Below is his message about the show...
Ladies and gentlemen,
Hey, this is Parry Casto from 40 LB Snapper, a local band in Huntington. As we all know, on January 12, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale rocked the poor nation of Haiti, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and leaving many more injured and homeless. Relief efforts are making their way, but there's still much more that each of us can do to help.
After talking w/the Guthries @ the V Club, I've secured a date to do a music benefit for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake. On Thursday, February 4th, we're planning to put on a music benefit simply called "Huntington Benefit for Haiti."
We've agreed that 100% of all door proceeds and any money raised in raffles will go to directly to the relief efforts in Haiti. I've got seven local bands who've confirmed to play on the 4th and it's shaping up to be an all-star lineup of the Tri-State area's baddest musicians.
The doors will open at 6:00 and live music will begin at 7:00 and will go on until 2 in the AM. Additionally, I've been in contact with local businesses and establishments who've pledged items that we will put up for a raffle and also plan to have FREE FOOD for the patrons and musicians when the doors open provided by local restaurants.
So far, the response has been phenomenal and I truly believe this event will turn out to be something special that all Huntingtonians can be proud of.
(Doors open @ 6:00 with FREE FOOD catered from local restaurants)
7:00 - 7:45 Scrap Iron Pickers
8:00 - 8:45 Ladybird
9:00 - 9:45 Mountain Blues Revue
10:00 - 10:45 40 LB Snapper
11:00 - 11:45 Bud Carroll & the Southern Souls
12:00 - 12:45 Genuine Junk Band
1:00 - 1:45 Deadbeats & Barkers
Raffles will be held during each band's set break and will include an assortment of items including: (This will be updated, check back frequently!)
Guitar – Rt. 60 Music Co. (will provide more details when available)
GNC gift certificate - $50
Car Stuff Unlimited - $25 gift cert,
Bobby Pruett’s Steakhouse – $25 gift certificates
Lastly, anybody or any business that is willing to donate items (gift certificates, services, gifts, etc.) please feel free to post on this event's wall or contact me @ (304) 544-1332. The best time to reach me is after 3:30 PM on weekdays and any time on the weekend.
Physical Science Teacher
Huntington High School
1309 15th Street
Huntington, WV 25701