Twin Engine The Band Organizes "Lakewood Rocks 4 Music City" A Benefit Concert Event
It’s been a busy summer for a few local teens. Twin Engine the band; consisting of Kent, Christopher, Michaela, Sam and Justice; (from Lakewood) have spear headed a benefit event for the May 1, 2010 flood victims of Nashville TN.
It began after Kent (Violin and Bass) and Christopher (Guitar) visited Nashville over spring break just weeks before the flood. Still on a high from their trip, they were watching news broadcasts of the horrific flood and it touched their emotions.
When watching video’s and news casts of the devastation, they asked their father, “What about the Wild Horse…?” “It’s gone,” said their father. “What about the ice cream shop…?” “It’s gone too.” “What about the store where you bought your hat…?” “It’s gone.” “What about the Grand Ole Opera…?” “The stage is two feet under water...” As this began to settle, they decided to do something to help.
Talking with their band and family, they put together “Lakewood Rocks 4 Music City.” A benefit concert event with 100% of all proceeds going to the flood victims of Middle Tennessee. The event will be at Around the Corner; Sept. 11, 2010 from 3-8. Purchase $8.00 tickets at Around the Corner.
The band has since hooked up with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, www.cfmt.org, which is responsibe for distributing such donations. They also teamed with Around the Corner Restaurant/Bar in Lakewood to host the event. Then came Jam Sessions Music School in Kent, OH who is who’s bringing other youth bands and B.E.Mann to perform.
Jennifer from CFMT said, “Their organization is thrilled to have this support and they too have set precedence to donate 100% of all proceeds. Meaning, no one is receiving these benefits except for those in need.”
On a recent follow-up trip to Nashville, the band was able to connect with local residents and merchants to discuss their recovery and this event. They learned that most did not have flood insurance as this area is not in a flood plain; however, to much of their amazement, the city is rockn’ again. It took most merchants about 2 weeks to make immediate repairs to reopen their doors – many doing it themselves.
They asked a home owner, “Didn’t you have time to prepare?" He said their house sat on a hill and thought they were out of its path. So they went to help a neighbor down the road, and came back 3 hours later to find their house 4 feet under water! No one ever imagined it rising so fast and so far.
As a young band, Twin Engine has a fondness of Nashville as they compare its charm to Lakewood. And what better way to support a city than with a concert.
To date, the band has achieved great success obtaining local and national sponsors for the event. They’ll have door prizes and a silent raffle – and great food from Around the Corner.
To learn more about this exciting event check out: www.tetheband.com.