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Concerts For Haiti

| January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Viaduct, Chicago/
Durty Nellie’s, Palatine
January 30-31, 2010

Catastrophes are like elections in that most people participate once, if minimally, then begin creating distance. Some local musicians are here to call those folks out.

This Saturday’s annual Chicago Acoustic Underground Art & Music Showcase has actually been altered to support the American Red Cross’ efforts in Haiti, where the full profit from tickets and the full money from raffles will be donated. This year, before the musicians begin, a Haitian art showcase will be sponsored by The Nicole Smith Gallery (230 W. Huron). From there, in headlining order, locals Phil Circle, The Giving Tree Band, and Groundkeepers will hold court.

Durty Nellie’s begins proceedings at 2 p.m. on Sunday (yep, the weekend there are no football games) to put money toward the Grace House Of Hope Girls Orphanage in Haiti. Nellie’s is even presenting 10 percent of food sales. Featured local bands include The BBC, Timbre, and Page 3, and admission is free to help you consider your donation more clearly.

— Steve Forstneger

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