Students who have not yet donated to Haitian relief efforts will have the opportunity to chip in tonight at Fort Collinsâ€™ 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 fiancÃ©, 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 Aggieâ€™s total bar profits.
Josh Madry, who performs under the stage name Black Prez, said he is â€œtrying to help out where help is needed,â€ by performing for free. Madryâ€™s fellow opening act, Common Anomaly and headliner Dead Floyd are also performing for no charge.
â€œThese three acts are just stoked to be playing at the Aggie,â€ 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 concertâ€™s appeal.
â€œGood music, good beer, good cause.â€
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