Local/Regional recording and touring artist Seasons of Me recently took some time off from their normal schedule to focus on two big projects.
Writing and recording their second EP (self titled) which is scheduled for release mid summer of 2017.
And, along with the help of a dedicated team of planners and several area corporate sponsors, have been organizing and will be hosting a benefit event for Charlie “Cash” Hicks, to be held June 10, 2017 at the Appalachian Fair Grounds.
Cash, a local two year old boy battling neuroblastoma at St. Jude’s in Memphis, first gained the medias attention shortly after his diagnosis last July, when an outpouring of support came from musicians all over the country. All of them recording and posting videos of themselves singing Cash’s fight song, Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down”.
Seasons of Me drummer, Greg Barrett, stated, “The level of support by the local community for Cash and his family has been truly amazing throughout his treatment, with the initial GoFundMe campaign that was set up and several benefit drives early on, but we knew that further down the road the continued cost of travel back and forth to Memphis and ongoing expense of keeping the home front in order would take more help. That is why we decided to do this event later. We are blessed to have the ability to do what we love and we try to use that to give back as much as possible locally. We have a lot of causes we try to support and cancer is at the top of the list. I’ve known the Hicks family for a long time. Cash’s uncle and I were band mates back in the mid 90’s. We wanted to do something big, so we set the wheels in motion back in September and assembled an awesome team to pull this off. We’re hoping for a good turn out!”
The event June 10th which has been dubbed “The Charlie Cash Benefit Bash” will run from 10 AM until 10 PM and promises to be a family friendly day filled with fun, food, and plenty of music. Some of the attractions include a car and bike show, a 50/50 corn hole tournament, food/craft/retail vendors, an on site poker run that anyone can participate in, a kids zone, a silent auction, a scavenger hunt, and live music all day spanning all genres by several local and regional artists. Admission will be donations at the gate. More information may be found on the event’s official site at: www.charliecashbenefit.com and also on the event Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/charliecashbenefitbash.
Donations for the auction and pre registration for the car/bike show and the corn hole tournament are also being accepted through the official site.