Billy Currington

Billy Currington to Host Free Bahamas Benefit Concert

Billy Currington

Coastal Georgia native, Key West regular and Bahamas brother Billy Currington is headed to Key West with his full band for one night only to host a free benefit concert this Saturday, September 14th at Sunset Pier.

The idea for the concert was spawned after Currington experienced a near miss of Hurricane Dorian last week at his residence in Tybee Island, GA. His friends and extended music family in the Bahamas — particularly in his home away from home in Green Turtle Cay — however, were not as fortunate.

Currington states, “After seeing the impact Hurricane Dorian had on the Bahamas, I felt I had do something. I looked online for organizations already in motion, helping out the island of Green Turtle Cay, which I came to know when we shot the video for “People Are Crazy.” I saw that my friend Paul Menta is heading up fundraising efforts with Key West Cares and putting on a show at the Key West Theatre, and I decided I wanted to be a part of what they’re doing. I will be heading down there to play a few songs at the theater this Saturday night Sept 14, 7 pm. If you would like to come down and check out the show or be a part it, look up Key West Cares online for more info. There will be an additional opportunity for a fundraiser at the full band after party at the Sunset Pier starting around sunset. If you have something to auction, hit up Paul Menta at Key West Cares. Paul runs Key West Legal Rum distillery and has just put in the first super sweet auction item. Most of all, I can’t wait to hang and see people gather together for the love of the Bahamas.”

With this show being last minute — and free — the fundraising efforts will rely solely on front gate donations, local sponsorships, and volunteer staff. Currington has connected with Key West Cares and the locally-based organization will handle the disbursement of funds to the ravaged islands.

The fundraiser will start at 6pm with local performers playing the regularly scheduled Sunset Pier evening show. At 7pm, Currington will play a small opening set at Key West Theater to help with their benefit. For tickets and more information, click HERE.

Following the set, Currington will then make his way to Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort (Zero Duval Street) for his full band show at 8:30pm.

The show is all ages, so bring the whole family. Food and drinks will be available at the Sunset Pier bar and a portion of the sales will be donated to the relief efforts. For more information, please stay tuned at the Key West Cares website, HERE.

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