Friday, August 17, 2007

Sammy's Big Night

Local listeners should try to attend this. Chris and his family are friends from church, and Heather's death was a tragedy in so many ways. Plus, it's a crazy good lineup for just fifteen bucks. I'm teaching Thursday nights this year, so I can't make it, but hopefully many others will.

Thursday, September 20th ~ 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mt. Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA

An intimate night of exceptional music featuring performances by:
John Gorka
Cliff Eberhardt
The Nields
The Young At Heart Chorus
The Drunk Stuntmen
The O-Tones
The Kitchen Table
Leah Kunkel
Andy Jaffe
and Special Guests
Emceed by John Allen and Johnny Memphis

On Thursday, September 20, a special benefit concert, SAMMY'S BIG NIGHT, will take place at Chapin Auditorium, on the campus of Mount Holyoke College, Route 116, South Hadley, Massachusetts. 100 percent of the concert proceeds will benefit Samuel Owen Haynes, born May 23rd, 2007. His mother Heather Egan Haynes passed away four days later from complications relating to childbirth. The 7:00 pm concert is open to the public and all are welcome. Tickets are $15 advance, $17 at the door and will go on sale Monday, August 20 at the Northampton Box Office, online at or by calling 413-586-8686 or 800-THE-TICK.

Sammy's father Chris Haynes, a music professor at Springfield College, talented musician, and an anchor for the Pioneer Valley music scene, is raising Owen. Each of the celebrated performers at the benefit have donated their services and encourage their fans to come to this special event. Proceeds will go to the Samuel Owen Haynes Fund c/o First Churches, 129 Main St, Northampton, MA in support of Sammy's care and education.

For more event information, contact Peter Nelson @ / 914-977-3385
For venue information, contact John Laprade @
Driving directions available @
Ticket information and online purchase can be found at

2 Comment(s):

At 4:08 PM, Blogger kelli ann said...

*sniff*-- that looks like a great line-up, for a very touching cause. i wish them all the best...

At 12:08 PM, Blogger deb in sf said...

Your community seems like a *real* community. It's beautiful.


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