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Fresno musicians combine to help Japan

Once again, local musicians are quick to help after an international disaster. Longtime local musician Vince Warner has organized a benefit concert to help with earthquake/tsunami relief in Japan.

The concert is Sunday at Starline, with a long list of local musicians already confirmed — such as Journey tribute band Midnight Run, jazz vocalist Karen Marguth, Warner’s classic rock cover band Rockville, violinist Patrick Contreras. More are listed on the flier below, and acts are still being added to the lineup.


“In a disaster, so often people want to help, but they don’t know how,” Warner said. “It’s our hope that they can feel good about giving in a tangible way while enjoying some of the extraordinary musical talent we have in the Valley.”

Money raised will go to AmeriCares.

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Stephen says:

Let’s not forget that Vince used to put on Woodward Pop, and knows how to do a show – good sound, and he’s even covered the set changes, filling that time with smooth Peter Moerdyk (sp?), and has 5 great local comics lined up to help make this a celebration of the recovery to come, thanks to all of your dollars.

Attend for all 5 hours, or just for 20 minutes, but seriously, bring your checkbook or cash. This disaster is going to cost billions when all is said and done, with radiation issues possibly lingering.

The best part is Vince did great research to find AmeriCares – they give nearly every penny to the issues they help out with…and every penny helps.