Gulf Coast benefit at George’s on July 1

As oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of about 600,000 barrels per day, and the oil blackened blight on the ocean continues to grow past the size of the state of Kansas, more than 25 music venues around the country, including have banded together to try and do something about it.

On Thursday, July 1, George’s will host a benefit for The Gulf Restoration Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the people, wildlife and wetlands affected by the oil spill in the Gulf. The show is part of a nationwide effort to raise more than $500,000 for the fishermen and wildlife affected by the spill.

“We know through music and the generosity of people that we can help make a difference in the Gulf Coast.” said club owner Nic Adler, one of the organizers of the benefit. “We hope this inspires others to make a donation, attend an event and get involved.”

Mountain of Venus, Matt Stell & the Crashers, Bent Grass Green, Black Pearl, Tiffany Christopher and Sarah Hughes will play the show on Thursday at George’s. The suggested donation is $10, and 100% off the door from the show will be donated to the cause.

“We tried to book a diverse group of music, from different genres to try and get all kinds of folks to come out,” said Mountain of Venus’s Tanya Shylock, one of the organizers of the local benefit at George’s.

Those who can not attend and who would like to support the relief effort can donate online at

Gulf Coast Benefit

Date: Thursday, July 1
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., Music starts at 7 p.m.
Location: George’s Majestic Lounge
Tickets: $10 suggested donation