Billy Currington will make you wanna donate to a Hurricane Dorian relief fund when he headlines a free concert in Key West, Florida, on Saturday (Sept. 14). (Tickets here.)
The full-band show will raise money at the door, while fans can also donate at Key West Cares, a locally-based organization that will handle the disbursement of funds to the ravaged islands.
Currington experienced a near miss of Hurricane Dorian last week at his residence in Tybee Island, Georgia. His friends and extended music family in the Bahamas were not as fortunate.
“After seeing the impact Hurricane Dorian had on the Bahamas, I felt I had do something,” he says. “I looked online for organizations already in motion, helping out the island of Green Turtle Cay, which I came to know when we shot the video for ‘People Are Crazy.’ I saw that my friend Paul Menta is heading up fundraising efforts with Key West Cares and putting on a show at the Key West Theatre, and I decided I wanted to be a part of what they’re doing.”
He adds, “I will be heading down there to play a few songs at the theater this Saturday night, Sept 14, at 7 pm. If you would like to come down and check out the show or be a part it, look up Key West Cares online for more info. There will be an additional opportunity for a fundraiser at the full band after party at the Sunset Pier starting around sunset. If you have something to auction, hit up Paul Menta at Key West Cares. Paul runs Key West Legal Rum distillery and has just put in the first super-sweet auction item. Most of all, I can’t wait to hang and see people gather together for the love of the Bahamas.”
The fundraiser will start at 6 p.m. with local performers playing the regularly scheduled Sunset Pier evening show. At 7 p.m., Currington will play a small opening set at Key West Theater to help with their benefit. Following the set, Currington will then make his way to Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort (Zero Duval Street) for his full band show at 8:30 pm. The show is open to all ages.