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Seven local bands will be playing at Jannus Live Sunday to raise money for hurricane victims

Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 16:00:23-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This Sunday is your chance to see some of your favorite local St. Pete bands all in one place.

However, this concert is much more than just good music. It’s a benefit concert for the Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas.

“We don’t get a chance to do this that often because we are all gigging out there at different venue all the time, to get us together on one stage is a treat for us too,” said Billy Wells with St. Pete Sons.

Starting at 2 p.m., seven local bands of all genres will share the spotlight for one unique fundraising event at Jannus Live. The lineup includes: Ella Jet And Future Sol, Four Star Riot, The Headtones, The Inhalers, Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes, St. Pete Sons and the Wrenchers.

Organizer Travis Parker, guitarist for the Inhalers, frequently vacations in the Bahamas. As soon as Dorian hit, he knew he had to do something.

“We got all the bands, called them up, everyone was eager to come in and join in on the fun, they were ready to support the cause,” said Travis Parker, of the Inhalers.

“Music touches all of us in one way, it’s a universal language and we have a message to send and a call for help,” said Wells.

Besides the bands there will also be lots of solo artists making cameo appearances like TC Carr, who has been playing the harmonica in St. Pete for 50 years. He said it’s one of the better concerts he has participated in because of the cause and getting the opportunity to play will a number of young bands.

It’s truly a cross between generations. Ella Jet And Future Sol grew up watching some of these bands and now they are joining them.

“Even if we can help one person it will all be worth it and it’s just really great to be a part of it and I’m glad they asked us to and we are just happy to help the Bahamas in any way we can,” said Ella Jet Vessenmeyer

The concert is free and based strictly on donations with all proceeds going to the organization Sol Relief.