Wilton, NH: (February 1, 2020) To hear St. Joseph Community Services driver and part-time musician, Curt Simpson, tell it, inspiration for a music benefit began with a tip bucket.
“I’ve been a driver delivering meals for St. Joseph Community Services for several years. It’s a great organization and me and my band -Stone Hill Station-put out a tip bucket when we played recently to accept donations to the agency,” he recalls. “We did pretty well over a couple of shows, but I wanted to see if we could do more.” Simpson then approached Nancy Veraco, the owner of Nelson’s Candy and Music about putting together a benefit show and the concept took off. “Nancy jumped on board right away and offered the venue,” said Simpson. His idea was then to recruit a series of bands and solo acts that would play for several hours with all donations benefiting St. Joseph Community Services.
Now that the venue was secured, Simpson worked to recruit area musicians to play.
Turns out it wasn’t that hard.
“The response was amazing, and we quickly lined up several bands,” he said. “It was to the point where we were turning acts away who wanted to perform!”
The concert takes place on Saturday, February 8, from 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Nelson’s. Admission is free and all donations directly benefit seniors in need served by St. Joseph Community Services. This is a 21 and older event, patrons can bring their own beverages. Refreshment can be purchased on site. Simpson added there will also be raffles and door prizes.
Benefit concert for St. Joseph Community Services/Meals on Wheels
Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Nelson’s Candy and Music
65 Main Street, Wilton, NH
“This is a wonderful way to support our cause while enjoying a good time and great music,” said Jon Eriquezzo, Vice President, St. Joseph Community Services. “Many thanks to Curt, Nancy and all of the musicians donating their time in support our agency. We are very grateful.”
The event will be a true treat for area music fans with 9 hours of live music. Bands and solo acts include Daniel Sullivan, Paul Haupt-Renaud, Paul Driscoll, Cow Hampshire Folk, Maddie Cheney, Molly Harper, Pop Farmers, Cameron and Mary and Stone Hill Station.