Feature piece written about a local benefit concert to help the victims of the Flint, MI water crises. Publication: Sky Blue Window, an online cultural magazine in Indianapolis.
In the aftermath of Flint, Michigan’s water crises, Indy natives are bringing a new meaning to the rock mantra “Get the Led Out.” But in this case, it’s actual “lead” that needs to go — as in the toxic metal, the kind that has contaminated the water of thousands of residents of one Michigan city.
This coming Saturday (Feb. 6th), Fountain Square Brewing Co. will host the first-ever BeneFlint music festival, a collaborative relief effort to send water, monetary donations and hope to the people in the throes of this horrific situation. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and feature more than 12 live bands (that begin performing at 3 p.m.), live painting from local artists, a silent auction and abundant libations. The entry fee will make supporting the cause easy: It’s one gallon of water, a case of water bottles or $5 (the price of a case).
“I’ve always loved doing events for good causes, but what it really boils down to is helping a city. I mean, what if this was happening here?” says the event creator, Kyle Perkon.
The question plagued him for days after reading the reports rumbling around on social media…. Read full story