“Local musicians benefiting local charities.”
That’s the tagline for the Turning Wheel Revue, a fundraiser to be held Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26, in Oak Ridge.
The Friday event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Swifty’s Atomic Bar & Grill (119 South Illinois Avenue), and the Saturday fundraiser will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Historic Grove Theater (123 Randolph Road).
The bands that will trigger toe-tapping on Friday evening will be The Lewis Brothers (Robbie & James), The Ryan Meeker Band, $teve, The Thrips, The Unnamed, and special guests.
Turning to the Saturday evening event, attendees will hear Jeremiah Johnson & Jackson Coleman, Joey Shackleford, Kasey Moore, Samantha Mason & Marian Vacaluic, Sarah Joyal, (Rick) Payson Lyon, The Teno Family Band, Tim & Jodi Harbin, The Young Band, Nothing Band, and special guests.
The 13 local nonprofit service organizations that will benefit from your presence are:
- the Agape House—a temporary refuge for transitional homeless people who are on the path back to self-sufficiency;
- Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC), which serves the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties, with a goal of helping families become stable and self-sufficient;
- Alpha House—a faith-based transitional home for women coming from incarceration;
- The Arc Anderson County—a family-based organization that promotes, protects, and advocates for the rights of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities;
- Blossom Center for Childhood Excellence, which provides affordable, accessible, academically enriched childcare seven days a week (it’s open 20 hours a day);
- Contact Care Line—a crisis phone line whose trained volunteers listen and provide compassionate, non-judgmental help for anyone needing emotional support;
- Crossroads Center of Hope provides long-term, transitional, safe housing and basic education for single mothers and their young children (birth to 5 years);
- Ecumenical Storehouse, which provides usable household items to those in crisis trying to set up small living quarters (after a job loss or house fire, for example);
- Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County—an ecumenical ministry that builds simple, decent, and affordable houses with participating families;
- Holiday Bureau, which provides toys, books, games, household items, and food to low-income families of Anderson County;
- Hope of East Tennessee—treats, counsels, and temporarily houses people suffering from addictions;
- Shelter Animals Rescue Group (SARG), which rescues dogs and cats; and
- TORCH, which strives to serve the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
The cost for an adult ticket is $12 for a single night (if purchased online or through members of bands or charities) or $14 at the door. The ticket cost for both nights is $20 if purchased in advance online or at the door.
For ages 12 through 18, the cost per night is $5 at the door. For ages under 12, a donation in $1 increments is requested but not required.
Please visit Turning Wheel Revue on Facebook for online ticket directions and additional information. A small surcharge will be added to online purchases. For more information, call or text (931) 210-0852.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release and photos were submitted by Carolyn H. Krause.
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