Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

May 24, 2013

Musical memories

Fundraising concert scheduled July 6

ASHLAND — By LEE WARD

The Independent

ASHLAND A new nonprofit group is planning a concert this summer intended to offer a positive social gathering for music lovers.

The ’70s Rock Stars Concert! Memorial/Benefit will be July 6 at El Hasa Shrine Temple.

The event will feature performances by Corky Holbrook, Steve French, Jonnie Downs, Jimi Downs, Jim McKnight, Phil Osborne, Tom Jones, Bruce Kazee, Dave Panchot, Dan Williams, Dave Thompson, Gary Donalson, Matt Miller, Robin Tackett and Stillwater. Plans are still in the works and the lineup could grow, organizer Jane Wells said.

Wells said this is the 25th anniversary of the death of John Eidson, who the concert honors. Eidson also was a musician and frequently performed with most of the musicians who will perform at his memorial concert.

“He took a bullet for me,” she said. Wells is the author of the book “Run Jane Run,” which details her experience in a domestic violence situation that resulted in Eidson’s death.

Wells has started a nonprofit called Alternative Responses, an organization that aims to tackle drug abuse, which often contributes to domestic violence, as well as target the batterer.

She said she hopes to raise $4,000, which will cover the cost of the concert; any money raised beyond that amount will go toward projects of Alternative Responses.

Wells said the idea to have a concert as a fundraiser was a natural.

“The Country Music Highway runs right through the middle of this place,” she said.

But one of Wells’ primary goals of the concert is to allow her daughter with Eidson, Erica, to meet her father’s friends and see them perform and, perhaps, sing with them. At 6, Erica Eidson was a witness to her father’s murder.

Music at the concert will include a variety, from bluegrass to rock.

“It will have a little of everything, from the Raspberries to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix to country to gospel,” Wells said.

“It will be very representative of what is here. That’s why so many people from here have succeeded, there is such a variety of music here.”

Wells is seeking donations to make the concert a reality on the fundraising site gofundme.com.

Spots in the program are available as are ticket packages. Patrons also may choose their own amount.

She said no tickets will be sold at the door so advance registration is required.

To donate to the ’70s Rock Stars Concert! Memorial/ Benefit or to purchase an ad in the program, visit gofundme.com/2clk6c or call Jane Wells at (606) 471-4456 or email her at jane.wells420@gmail.com.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0419sciencehs.JPG Russell High School wins State Science Olympiad

    The long ride home from Bowling Green was tinged with disappointment for Russell High School students who believed they’d finished as also-rans in the state Science Olympiad last weekend.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419sciencems.JPG Russell Middle School state Science Olympiad champions

    From identifying hundreds of insects to designing and operating mechanical contraptions that just look like insects, a team of Russell Middle School students took their research and technical skills to the Science Olympiad in Bowling Green last week and came back state champions.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419melodies0114.jpg Kitchen jazzes up downtown lunch hour

    Some came to enjoy the relaxing sounds of cool jazz and traditional tunes at lunch, while others attended in hopes of picking up a few tricks from a master musician as guitarist Chris Kitchen kicked off the Melodies & Masterpieces concert series in downtown Ashland Friday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sparks, Waddell in Carter Coronor’s race

    Incumbent George A. Sparks of Grayson will face challenger William Waddell of Olive Hill in the Democratic primary election for the Carter County coroner’s seat.

    April 18, 2014

  • 04/18/2014 — What's Happening

    Local news

    April 18, 2014

  • Bill3.jpg 'Dreams'

    It was in her own death that Donna Schoonover helped William Schoonover redefine his life.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • guyp-rodnew.jpg 'Uplifting people'

    The snow kept gospel singer Guy Penrod chilling a little longer than it should have this spring.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418star0024.jpg Raising the roof

    Leaks will soon be a thing of the past at Star Elementary School, where workers are busy putting up a new roof.
     

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire at Russell care facility

    A care facility for the elderly in Russell was temporarily evacuated following a fire in the kitchen Wednesday night.
     

    April 18, 2014

  • Incumbent, newcomer vie for PVA position

    A longtime office-holder is facing a rare primary challenge in the Greenup County property valuation administrator race.

    April 18, 2014

Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP basketball
SEC Zone