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Music Fro Hope Concert with Gunsmoke and Wingmen
November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
Local country western band, Gunsmoke, in partnership with the Piedmont Club of Darien, are presenting the annual Music for Hope charity concert and dinner on Saturday, November 4th at 6pm. Gunsmoke, along with local band Wingmen, will be performing and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Award-winning Nashville recording group Gunsmoke performs regularly at Broadway’s Opry City Stage and has recorded six albums, performed for two sitting Presidents of the United States, and has been enshrined in the Connecticut country music hall of fame. The band was formed by brothers Jeff and Nick DeMaio Jr. of Darien, and has been performing classic country, western, swing and rockabilly music for over 25 years. In addition to Jeff and Nick, Gunsmoke includes band members Christina Mae, Van Manakas and Nick DeMaio III.
Gunsmoke established Music for Hope in 2010 and has raised thousands of dollars to fight cancer on both the local and national level through concerts, dinner dances and recordings. Founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, St. Jude’s is at the cutting edge of research for pediatric cancer. All costs are covered by donations, as no family ever receives a bill from the hospital.
The Piedmont, Darien’s Italian American Club established in 1916, serves as the meeting place for many town groups and civic organizations. It also hosts blood drives, sponsors youth sports, gives scholarships and hosts a monthly Men’s Dinner. The Piedmont has partnered with Music for Hope and Gunsmoke in past years for their benefit concerts.
Admission for the Music for Hope benefit concert is $20. Reservations or donations may be made in advance at 203 655-7884. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the show, which begins at 7 p.m. The Piedmont Club is located at 152 Hecker Avenue in Darien. For more information about the Piedmont Club, go to piedmontclub.org. To find out more about Gunsmoke, visit gunsmokeband.com.