26-band Joplin benefit planned for June 18

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Graham Wilkinson is one of 26 artists set to play a Joplin benefit in Fayetteville on Saturday.

There have been several benefits here in town recently for the folks in Joplin, but there is a good reason for that.

The small city, just over 86 miles north of Fayetteville, is still feeling the effects of the category F-5 tornado that struck on May 22.

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Local promoters Jason Bigbee and Garret Jones have organized a benefit to help out five Joplin families and five bands whose homes were destroyed. The event is set for Saturday, June 18 at Grub’s on Dickson, Jose’s, and Smoke & Barrel Tavern.

Music will begin at noon on Saturday at Grub’s, and performances are planned into the evening at all three participating venues. The event is free to attend, and donations will be accepted to benefit Time to Rebuild, a new foundation established by Bigbee to help a total of ten specific families in Joplin with the rebuilding process.

Here’s the full lineup of music planned for Saturday.

Grub’s Indoor Stage

1 p.m. – Will The One Man Brand
4 p.m. – Surf de Soleil
5:30 p.m. – Richard Burnett
7 p.m. – Joel Schisler & Band
8:30 p.m. – TwIsTeD EcOnOmY
10 p.m. – Smar-T Jones
10:30 p.m. – Domewrekka
11:30 p.m. – Mr. Solace
12:30 a.m. – Chaz Bizar

Grub’s Outdoor Stage

12 p.m. – Babette Allen
3 p.m. – Effron White
4:40 p.m. – Alex Lewis Duo
7:30 p.m. – Matt Reeves (Acoustic Set)
9 p.m. – Arkansalsa Presents Son 7

Jose’s Patio

1 p.m. – Matt Reeves and The All Americans
2 p.m. – Nathan Aronowitz
4 p.m. – The Brothel Sprouts
5:30 p.m. – Jack Martin’s “Jazz Mafia”
7 p.m. – Chester P and The Vinyl Kings
11:30 p.m. – Matt Reeves and The All Americans

Smoke & Barrel Tavern

2:15 p.m. – Matt Smith Jazz
3:45 p.m. – I Do Declare
5:15 p.m. – Toe Funk Jam Band
6:45 p.m. – Ryan Ashworth and The Ho-Dads
8:15 p.m. – Dan Hicks
10 p.m. – Graham Wilkinson & The Underground Township