Bands, beers for Haiti

Feb 232010
Authors: Matt Minch

Students who have not yet donated to Haitian relief efforts will have the opportunity to chip in tonight at Fort Collins’ Aggie Theater. Philanthropists can do their part by purchasing tickets to a $5 benefit concert, or even by buying drinks.

The concert, planned only days after the earthquake that devastated Port-Au-Prince, was organized by CSU graduate student Adam Hafnor, and his fiancé, Trish Becker.

In only a few weeks, the couple secured the Aggie (where Becker works as a bartender) for a venue, booked three local bands and got their hands on three kegs of donated New Belgium beer, which will be sold for $1 at the show. All proceeds from the donated beer will go directly to UNICEF relief efforts, along with all money collected at the door and 10 percent of the Aggie’s total bar profits.

Josh Madry, who performs under the stage name Black Prez, said he is “trying to help out where help is needed,” by performing for free. Madry’s fellow opening act, Common Anomaly and headliner Dead Floyd are also performing for no charge.

“These three acts are just stoked to be playing at the Aggie,” Hafnor said, adding that the diversity of the acts should create a significant draw for the event.

Becker, on the other hand, had a much simpler explanation for the concert’s appeal.

“Good music, good beer, good cause.”

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