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Friendship Hosts Benefit Concert for Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley

Friendship Hosts Benefit Concert for Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley
Absoulut Band to perform June 25 as part of Friendship’s Summer Concert Series

Roanoke, Va. (June 21, 2016) – Friendship Living continues their “Summer Concert Series” this Saturday, June 25 with Absoulut as the featured performers. The monthly concerts run through September and will raise funds for a different area non-profit each month. The June concert beneficiary will be Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley. The evening’s festivities will begin at 6:00 P.M. and take place at the Friendship amphitheatre located in the back of Friendship’s campus at 450 Springbeauty Street in Roanoke, Va.

Led by singer/songwriter Renee Ruth, it is no accident that Absoulut spells their name with “SOUL” at the center! The heart and soul of the band is the music and they bring a party wherever they perform. Playing an eclectic mix of soul and pop music, Absoulut collectively has 25 years plus performing around the United States and abroad.

Open to the public, concert admission is $5 at the door and free for children under 12. All proceeds from admission will be collected to support the work of Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for the concert. Food and beverage trucks will be on-site as well during the concert. No outside food will be allowed.

Additional concerts, listed below, will be held this summer with each benefiting a different organization. All shows begin at 6:00 P.M.

  • July 23, Jane Powell (benefitting JDRF Greater Blue Ridge Chapter)
  • August 27, Seven Mile Ford (benefitting LOA’s Meals on Wheels)
  • September 10, Legacy Motown Revue (benefitting Alzheimer’s Association – Central and Western Virginia Chapter)

For directions to Friendship’s amphitheatre and more information, call (540) 265-2255.

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Phone: (540) 777-2399