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Sol Relief hosting free concert Sunday in St. Pete to benefit hurricane victims

Posted at 5:37 PM, Oct 02, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A local non-profit is raising money for the Bahamas with the help of Tampa Bay area musicians.

Sol Relief, a St. Petersburg non-profit that's working to fly essentials to people impacted by Hurricane Dorian, will be hosting a free concert this weekend to raise money.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Sol Relief will host the concert at Jannus Live featuring seven local bands.

The bands are: Ella Jet and Future Soul, Four Star Riot, The Headtones, The Inhalers, Ricky Wilcox and The Moonsnakes, St. Pete Sons and The Wrenchers.

All donations collected at the event will help raise money to help people in the Bahamas. Bankers Financial Corporation, also based in St. Pete, has offered to match all donations up to $100,000 to double the amount of money going towards helping others.

Mark Auchtung, of Sol Relief says he couldn't be more grateful.

"It's amazing to see something like this come to fruition. Here we are a month later essentially and this weekend will be this benefit show. Here in our society, we tend to forget things especially when it's sunny and beautiful here and we move on. This definitely keeps that awareness and interest in what's going on in the Bahamas."

Sol Relief has flown over 80 flights to the Bahamas and distributed more than 400,000 pounds of supplies to people whose homes and businesses were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.