Musicians unite to help tornado ravaged communities in Illinois
It’s good music, for a great cause tonight in Bloomington. A concert has been organized to help the tornado victims in Washington and all across central Illinois.
Two of illinois best known bands, classic rock legends, Chicago’s own Styx and Champaign’s REO Speedwagon are the headliners for this concert being put on by the Rock to the Rescue charity, a non profit started by members of those two bands.
The music starts at 7 p.m. at US Cellular Coliseum and the event is sold out.
The proceeds will go to a number of charities helping tornado victims including the Midwest Food Bank, Tazwood Community Services and Toys for the Tots.
People bought tickets to help the recovery efforts as well as hear and sing along to some of their favorite songs from Styx and REO Speedwagon and the other bands performing tonight. Members of the bands and comedian Larry the Cable Guy took a tour of Washington and other affected areas earlier.
Richard Marx, Ted Nugent, local band Head East and a number of other groups are also set to play.
Although the event is sold out, you can still help the cause. More information at: http://illinois.rocktotherescue.net/