Nationwide Gulf Coast benefits on July 1

by Dege Legg

Bands, fans, music lovers, activists, and more gather together for a nationwide series on concerts.


On July 1, in the spirit of Independence Day, nationwide concerts will be hosted by music venues to benefit those directly impacted by the Gulf Coast Oil. Clubs across the country will donate ticket sales to relief efforts. The goal is $500,000. It'll be directed by the nonprofit Gulf Restoration Network. Local venues participating and hosting music are Blue Moon Saloon (Louie & Andre Michot, Al Berard Family Band with DL Menard, Dave Egan), Bourque's (Drew Landry, Kenneth Richard, Benny Graeff), Somewhere's Else Lounge (One Man Machine, Shane Blanco & Chrysi Catastrophe, Troy Richard & Rex Moroux, Kieth Blair, Carol Fran, Michael Juan Nunez, Eric Adcock, and Sam Broussard). In addition, there will be a townhall style meeting at The Shed in Scott, where guest speakers will address the clean-up and hurricane preparation. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Be at any of the participating venues for the Gulf Coast Benefit Concert on July 1.