Rhythm & Blues Rendezvous to raise money for Shriners Hospital
Rockport State Park to host music and food event
Anyone planning on attending the fourth annual Rhythm & Blues Rendezvous at Rockport State Park on Aug. 4, should come prepared with sunscreen, a lawn chair and to have some fun, said event co-producer Greg Daniels.
The tunes will be provided by six bands Brother Chunky Band, Main Street Revelators, The Parchman Farm Freedom Riders, Control Burn, George Gregory Band and House of Cards, he said.
"There will be endless live music from one o'clock in the afternoon until 10 o'clock at night, and a barbecue will be offered until everyone stops eating," Daniels said during an interview with The Park Record. "Nicholas & Sons has donated 500 hamburger patties and the buns have been donated by Sara Lee, and the Park City Walmart, the Kamas Food Town and Joe's Country Market will donate the rest of the condiments."
Funds raised from the barbecue will benefit the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital's arts and recreation budget.
"It will be used to buy musical instruments, art supplies and help pay for art and music teachers," Daniels said. "Some of the money will be used for field trips, so the kids' minds will be occupied and off their problems."
The Rhythm & Blues Rendezvous has always been a fundraiser, Daniels said.
"Four years ago, a bunch of us musicians got together to raise money for a fellow musician's neighbor whose son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer," he said.
The event was put together in less than three weeks and raised $1,621.77.
"Shortly thereafter, we were approached by Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City to raise funds for them and we've been doing that for the past three years," Daniels said. "This year we hope to raise $10,000 or $12,000."