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BAMA Rising benefit concert announced for June 14

BAMA Rising Concert logoRandy Owen and Teddy Gentry of Country Hall of Fame band Alabama were among those present at the BJCC Arena Club to announce BAMA RISING, a benefit concert for Alabama tornado relief taking place at the BJCC Arena on June 14.

Proceeds will benefit the BAMA RISING Fund for statewide tornado recovery being maintained by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB). Randy Owen and CFGB president Kate Nielsen shared the following comments after the conference. You’ll also hear comments from Birmingham mayor William Bell and a personal story from Owen shared during this morning’s announcement.

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This is the third fund being administered by the CFGB for tornado recovery efforts; the first ones were announced on May 5 just before the identity of the winner of the Prize2TheFuture idea competition was unveiled. The band contacted civic leaders in Birmingham a few days after the April 27 tornadoes offering to help with raising awareness and funds for relief efforts.

Among the acts they’ve reached out to to participate in the fundraising event: Rodney Atkins, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler & Darius Rucker. Bo Bice and Taylor Hicks have also committed to the event. They plan to announce more acts via the event website as they are confirmed.

Hats and Horns 2010 benefits Bell Center, Operation School Bell

Hats and Horns logo. Courtesy of official website.We haven’t written anything about the annual Hat and Horns Societé New Year’s Eve party since late 2007 (and that’s a shame). The group was formed in 2000 and theirs one of the only celebrations that gives all of its proceeds to area non-profits.

This year, The Bell Center and the Assistance League of Birmingham‘s Operation School Bell will benefit from tickets and t-shirts sold for the event’s 10th anniversary.

The tickets are currently $125 per person, with options available to purchase tables with Mother Mercy and Hash Brown providing musical entertainment. We can’t tell if you’ll be able to purchase a shirt and have it mailed to you or not, but they’re available for $15 a piece and can be picked up the night of the event.

11K strong and growing effort to Save Live 100.5

Save Live 100.5Since our last post about the return of the radio carousel to Birmingham, AL for Live 100.5 FM, more than 11,000 more people have joined the group on Facebook set up to attempt to save the radio station from a pending format change (though as of this post less than 1,200 have signed an online petition asking for Citadel Broadcasting to change its mind). It’s been helped along by pleas on Twitter courtesy of artists like Sara BareillesIngrid Michaelson, and Pete Yorn .

The URL for the new station, an FM-simulcast of WAPI-AM, has already been secured (incidentally one day after parent company Citadel Broadcasting presented its reorganization plan to creditors due to its bankruptcy filing back in December). It also already established its own presence on Facebook via a regular personal profile.

Fans of the station’s current format will want to know that a concert has been organized for this Wednesday, February 17 beginning at 8 p.m. at WorkPlay on Birmingham’s Southside. The music venue has shared its thoughts about the situation on its website as of this afternoon. The lineup for the show includes Will Hoge, Matthew MayfieldThe Enemy Lovers and DJ CO CO with proceeds benefiting the Jimmie Hale Mission and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

There also appears to be a group organizing to be at the start line and then along the Mercedes Marathon route tomorrow (Sunday) morning holding up signs to inform more people about the situation at the radio station.

The word on the street is that Live 100.5 FM will cease original programming in its current format when tomorrow’s broadcast of Reg’s Coffee House is finished at 2 p.m. CT.

We Have Signal needs us!

If you haven’t seen the APT series We Have Signal… you need to check it out, like now or learn more about it by checking out this post from October. Bham.fm shared a note from series producer Matt Whitson earlier this month – a plea for help as the network’s recent budget cuts does threaten the long-term existence of this music series. One way to help is to head on over to Bottletree tonight to check out the benefit show. And you’re still here on the site because…

A Scrollworks update

For those of you that saw my earlier post on my Birmingham about the problems facing Scrollworks and their benefit event this weekend, we’ve received some great news – word that the bill is now down to $163.

Good news for Scrollworks, who will hopefully see some of you at their event on Saturday night.

Rock the House benefit concert, The Bottletree

Listen to music, help kids. What could be easier? The Rock the House benefit concert at The Bottletree kicks off at 6 p.m. The bands — The Nathan Peek Band, City Of and Auburn Road — start taking the stage around 7. All proceeds go directly to Birmingham’s Ronald McDonald House and the party is being organized by the house’s Young Leadership Board.

Cost: Advance tickets are $10; they’ll be $12 at the door. Buy tickets online here.

The Bottletree
3719 3rd Avenue South (directions)

Phillips Academy Fundraiser and Gallery Art Sale, 2216 2nd Avenue North

Artwork created by 14 local artists as well as students at Phillips Academy will be available for sale. The gallery being used for the show, a private downtown loft residence, will feature antique automobiles as props.

All proceeds from the sales made that afternoon will benefit Phillips Academy’s art department. For more information, contact Sandy Tilt, 205.616.6195 or sandytilt@aol.com.

Cost: $10 donation at the door (money will go to Phillips Academy)

2216 2nd Avenue North (directions)