WILMINGTON, NC—October 8, 2018—A free benefit concert is set for Saturday, October 20, with proceeds being donated to help people affected by Hurricane Florence. Crafted as part of the OverFlo campaign, organizers have revealed the sponsors, the band line up and another beneficiary of the campaign.
The event will include family activities, a kids zone, merchandise tents and regional and local bands. O2 Fitness has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor and has also pledged to donate $25 from any new member joining one of their five Wilmington locations from October 15-28, 2018. O2 Fitness Founder and CEO, Michael Olander Jr., will match all donations up to $7,500 raised at O2 Fitness during the two-week period. Front Street Brewery and Coastal Select Properties are Gold Sponsors for the event. The activities are free but donations at the door are suggested.
“O2 Fitness is thrilled to be a part of the OverFlo benefit concert and campaign,” said Justin Mascho, Wilmington Area Director. “We are honored to serve Wilmington’s health and wellness needs and we hope this event will help pull the community together for fun and healing while also raising money for organizations that are helping storm victims,” he said.
The concert line-up includes five bands playing a mix of genres and styles. Regional favorites Jim Quick and Coastline will bring beach music to the event. The closing band features Wilmington’s own Gossen brothers playing Beatles music that spans their entire career. Indy rock and high-energy 50s-style rock and roll are also on the bill. The schedule includes: Phantom Playboys, The Ratchet Brothers, Jim Quick and Coastline, Onward, Solders, and The Dung Beatles.
“This line-up offers a great snapshot of the regional music scene,” said Jason Jackson, member of the OverFlo leadership team and a musician himself. “The bands are all donating their time and talent to this show and we are excited to bring these groups together,” he explained.
In addition to the concert line-up, location and sponsors, the OverFlo leadership team also added The Harrelson Center as another charity beneficiary. The Harrelson Center is based in Downtown Wilmington and is home to over a dozen social service agencies.
About Wilmington Downtown Inc.
Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a public-private partnership agency that promotes the economic growth and development of Downtown Wilmington and is a tax exempt 501c3 organization.