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97 BHT and The Weekender Present: “Concert For A Cause VI”

“Concert For A Cause VI: A Benefit Show For United Way Autism Programs” will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at The Woodlands Inn & Resort in Plains Township. With 38 bands on the bill, it is the largest CFC event ever and will feature four stages: two in the Grand Ballroom, one in Club Evolution and one in the Streamside Bandstand. Music will run continuously from 6pm-2am.

Performing at the event will be Fighting Zero, Newpastlife, 40-Lb. Head, Lessen One, Owen’s Grudge, The Five Percent, The Kermit Alphonso Project, Flaxy Morgan, k8, Music For Models, Giants of Despair with Bret Alexander, Spit Can, Original Black Dog Band, Bliss, The NonRefundables, popShop, OurAfter, Panacea, M-80, Remixtd, Ashfall, Go-Go Gadjet, Bad Hair Day, George Wesley, Dirty Water, The Drama Club, Lemongelli, Farmer’s Daughter, VibeLine, Nicole Erin Carey, Morning Pride, Crush, Nowhere Slow, Destination West, The SilenTreatment, The Black Orkid, Cabinet and Iron Cowboy.

“Concert For a Cause” began in 1999 as “Concert For Karen” and became “Concert For A Cause” in 2003. Past beneficiaries have included the Leukemia Society of America, V.I.S.I.O.N, Children’s Service Center, Luzerne County Head Start, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association and Child Development Council of NEPA. The event began with seven bands on one stage and has since grown more than five times in size. Though the donation request for admission has never been more than $7, the event to date has raised more than $141,000 for these agencies. Last month, organizers and sponsors of the event met and, in consultation with the United Way of Wyoming Valley, decided that CFC VI would support local autism programs.

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