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Benefit Concert for Hometown Music & Blue Sprocket Sound

Blue Sprocket Sound and Hometown Music are two of the many businesses still trying to recover from last month’s explosion in Harrisonburg, and on Saturday, Nov. 7, you can help them by attending a benefit concert at the Valley Pike Farm Market.
Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 12:42 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Blue Sprocket Sound and Hometown Music are two of the many businesses still trying to recover from last month’s explosion in Harrisonburg, and on Saturday, Nov. 7, you can help them by attending a benefit concert at the Valley Pike Farm Market.

Local musician Jessica Crawford helped organize the event, and she hopes the community will come out to not only have a great day filled with music, but to also support a great cause.

“There’s nothing that makes people feel encouraged and uplifted like music, and there’s nothing more important than coming together as a community in times of need to support others. And our community is great at doing that,” Crawford said.

In statements to WHSV, both Chris Jackson, owner of Blue Sprocket Sound, and Chuck Marks of Hometown Music, say the support after the devastating explosion has been a blessing and a source of motivation to look forward and restart business.

“I am humbled and honored that these musicians and the people who put together the event would give their time and talent to support us when it’s been a tough year for them as well,” Marks said.

The concert is from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m and Crawford encourages everyone to come while keeping COVID-19 safety in mind.

“Because it is an outdoor event, we’re going to be able to be socially distant,” Crawford said. “Masks are a requirement, so we just ask participants to bring their masks and bring their lawn chairs and they can space out however they feel comfortable outside.”

The concert will feature acoustic music from different musicians and groups including Ben Kunkle Band, Todd Schlabach, Matthew Mozingo, The Judy Chops, Tribus, Seven Bends Band, Thieves of Burden, Everyday People and Jessica Crawford herself. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here or at the event, and all proceeds will be split between the two businesses.

Marks and Jackson are looking forward to the event, and Crawford says the day full of music will be fun and a great way to take a break from this week’s election stress.

“We are incredibly moved by the continued generosity, and are excited to join everyone at the Valley Pike Farm Market on Saturday for a wonderful day of music,” Jackson said. “It should be fun, and we’re grateful to everyone who was involved in organizing and putting on the event.”

Further details can be found on the Facebook Event titled “Benefit Concert for Hometown Music & Blue Sprocket Sound.”

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