Connecticut residents, including Redding musician Bobby Paltauf and Joel Barlow freshman Katherine Waugh, are performing in a memorial concert and fund-raiser to benefit the families of Newtown on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Fairfield Theatre Co. Concert For Newtown will present two shows: 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will benefit the CT PTSA Sandy Hook Fund dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to the Newtown community. Several sponsors have lined up to support this concert.
Sponsorships range from $100 to $1,000.
Bobby Paltauf is a self-taught 13-year-old musician who has already graced the stage with major acts such as America, Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Buddy Guy, and many more. He is also performing on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Cobbs Mill Inn in Weston for an Open Mic Party Jam 2013.
Katherine Waugh is an accomplished vocalist and freshman from Joel Barlow High School who is an up-and-coming songwriter. Katherine is a member and soloist with Fairfield County Children’s Choir.
Also performing are Niles Luther, the concert organizer and cellist; Alex Beyer, a pianist; Girls on Bikes, a five-piece blues-rock band; Meghan Baer, a vocalist; Smokebomb Mondays, a seven-piece ska/rock band from Newtown; and Taylor Felt, a singer, songwriter, pianist, actress and dancer from Darien.
To buy a ticket for the event visit concertfornewtown.eventbrite.com. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/concertfornewtown.