Country singer-songwriter Billy Currington is headed to Key West Theatre with his full band to host a free concert to benefit Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas on 14 September.
The coastal Georgia native and Key West regular decided to do the benefit after he experienced a near miss of Hurricane Dorian last week at his residence in Tybee Island, Georgia, while many of his friends and extended music family in Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas suffered extensive damage following the storm.
Currington got to the know the people and area of Green Turtle Cay after recently shooting a video for his single ‘People Are Crazy’ on the island.
“After seeing the impact Hurricane Dorian had on the Bahamas, I felt I had do something,” said Currington in a statement.
“I looked online for organisations already in motion and I saw that my friend Paul Menta is heading up fundraising efforts with Key West Cares and putting on a show at the Key West Theatre, and I decided I wanted to be a part of what they’re doing.”
Currington will be performing a small opening set at Key West Theater this Saturday on 14 September at 7pm EST. Prior to his performance there will be a fundraiser at 6pm with local performers playing the regularly scheduled Sunset Pier evening show. Following the set, Currington will then make his way to Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort (Zero Duval Street) for his full band show at 8:30pm.
“I can’t wait to hang and see people gather together for the love of the Bahamas.”
The country star has also connected with Key West Cares and the locally based organisation will handle the disbursement of funds to the ravaged islands.