Concert benefits children’s home

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KSYM hosts its 17th annual live music fundraiser Nov. 21.

By R.T. Gonzalez and Amanda K. Tetens

This college’s radio station, KSYM 90.1, will host the 17th annual Alt to Hunger concert this month to raise money for a local children’s home. The event is from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Nov. 21 at Fitzgerald’s Bar and Live Music, 437 McCarty Road.

Admission is $5 or five cans of food per person; one frozen turkey admits five people.

All proceeds go to the St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home, which has helped sick, homeless and orphaned children since the 1870s.

“People donate more because we have great listeners,” said Dallas Williams, KSYM assistant program director.

Williams said the event renews her faith in humanity. “Seeing our listeners come together and support a worthy organization is the best part,” she said.

Five bands will perform genres from funk and electronic to rock and blues. The headliner, Femina-X, is an electronic indie band.

KSYM program director James “Hot Mustard” Velten said last year’s fundraiser was canceled because of bad weather, so this year’s event will be indoors.

Guests must be 21 or older.



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