Music lovers, mark your calendars. Rosie O’Grady’s in Ferndale will host an acoustic music benefit for the Michigan AIDS Coalition the evening of Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 9 p.m.
Three area bands with Americana roots will perform for approximately 45 minutes each, including Jaye Thomas and Rogue Satellites, Murrow’s Boys and Chrome Folk BBQ.
Ferndale Mayor Craig Covey, who is also MAC’s chief operating officer, will emcee the event. “This is another wonderful of example of people coming together to bring music to Ferndale, and of grassroots volunteers raising money for a great cause,” Covey said.
MAC volunteers will staff a table in Rosie O’Grady’s foyer, where a minimum suggested donation of $5 will be accepted.
The bands are donating their talents and will receive no compensation. “Non-profit groups like MAC need all the help they can get in hard economic times,” said Ken Marten of Murrow’s Boys. “Making music and performing is always fun, but our gratification doubles when we’re able to apply our skills to assisting a worthy organization.”
This is the first event of its kind held at Rosie O’Grady’s new location at 279 W. Nine Mile in downtown Ferndale. At its nearby previous location, Rosie O’Grady’s frequently hosted similar events. “Rosie’s is always pleased to be a part of this great community, and we’re always eager to help,” said Vice President Edward A. Jeffery.
For more information, contact the Michigan AIDS Coalition at 248-545-1435 or online at http://www.michiganaidscoalition.org.