Looking for some great entertainment for a good cause this Sunday? On November 11, Clyde’s Restaurant Group and The Hamilton will host a benefit concert dedicated to assist in fundraising and disaster-relief efforts in the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The evening, which will be emceed by NBC4 Anchor Wendy Rieger, will include a special night of music, The Band’s Last Waltz, paying tribute to The Band’s historic 1976 Thanksgiving evening farewell concert. Guests will enjoy a “turkey parfait” dinner, just as the original audience received.
In addition to the concert, a raffle and silent auction will take place, with items ranging from tickets to Saturday Night Live taping to an overnight stay at Revel in Atlantic City.
One hundred percent of funds raised through ticket sales, silent auction and raffle, and food and beverage sales will go toward assisting the American Red Cross and their Hurricane Sandy disaster-relief efforts.
Sponsors include NBC4, American Red Cross, Cardinal Bank, Miller Coors, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Capital Meat, Keany Produce, Adams-Burch, and LibbeyGlass, among others.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A brief speaking portion by NBC4 Anchor Wendy Rieger and the American Red Cross will begin at 7:15 p.m., in which guests will have the opportunity to learn about the various ways they can donate to The American Red Cross. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase VIP tickets ($100) or standing room tickets ($25), visit www.thehamiltondc.com.
About American Red Cross: To help those who may be affected by this storm and other disasters, you can make a donation by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). You can also text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to our local Red Cross at 8550 Arlington Blvd. in Fairfax, VA, 22031 or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. The donations we receive for Red Cross Disaster Relief are put to good use. This will be a large, costly relief response due to the widespread area this devastating storm is impacting and the immediate and longer range impacts. It’s important to know that 91 cents of every dollar is used to support disaster victims. Any donation, large or small, will help.
The Red Cross is urging immediate blood and platelet donations in areas unaffected by this storm and asks that community members consider donating blood in affected areas once it’s safe to do so. To schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets, please visit us online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
About BandHouse Gigs Tribute to The Band’s Last Waltz: Artists include Bob Margolin, Steuart Smith (of The Eagles), Robbie Schaefer and Mike Clem (Eddie From Ohio), Big Joe Maher, Julia Nixon, Jon Carroll & John Jennings (from Mary Chapin Carpenters' Band), Tom Principato, Tommy Lepson, Steve Wolf, Pete Ragusa, 40 Dollar Fine, Bill Baker, Matt Wigler, The Chopteeth Horns, Scott Kurt (of Memphis 59), Jack O'Dell, Kirk Phillips, Ruthie Logsdon, Tom Lofgren, Patrice Moerman, Bill Holland, Scott Giambusso, Greg Hardin, Chuck Sullivan, John Hurd, Ronnie Newmyer, Bill Starks, Spenser Hoopes, and more.