Powell-Clinch to host benefit concert

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By Natasha LaFayette

natasha@lafollettepress.com   Being in business for 50 years is something to celebrate.

For that reason Powell-Clinch Utility District is hosting a benefit concert at Campbell County High School (CCHS) on May 9. The concert’s feature performers are the Kentucky Headhunters, a Grammy Award winning country rock group.

Opening for the Kentucky Headhunters is Josh Wallace. Wallace is known for his non-stop intensity, said Powell-Clinch Marketing Coordinator Robin Proffitt.

“The bulk of the show is upbeat music from yesterday, today and tomorrow,” said Proffitt.

In addition to the exciting music offered at the concert, Powell Clinch Utility is planning on sponsoring a food bank the night of the event. Those attending are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to Open Arms Ministry in Campbell County.

Each person who donates a food item will be given a T-shirt at the event.

Though the utility will be collecting food for the local food bank they are planning another donation with the proceeds of the event.

All of the money generated from ticket sales will be donated to CCHS for immediate needs such as student tutoring, classroom supplies and equipment. A school organization will be selling concessions for the event.

The concert being held in the gym has the potential capacity for about 2,000 people and Proffitt has a goal to get that many occupants.

“This is the first time we have ever done anything like this and we just wanted to do it in Campbell County,” said Proffitt.

With a large customer base in the Campbell County, Powell-Clinch wants to give back in some way, according to Proffitt.

The benefit concert is the first of several events to be held this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the utility district.

The door open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Powell-Clinch Utility District, WTNQ-FM 104.9 and CCHS.