On Sept. 25, a coalition of organizations will join together for the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Woodwalk Concert Series in Egg Harbor is part of this national outpouring of concerts to promote awareness about victims of gun violence. Door County musicians Small Forest, Tarl Knight, Dorothy Scott, Jenny Bienemann, Carley Baer, Last Man Standing, Pete Thelen, Elliott Goettlemann and Beth Chafey Hon will perform from 5 to 8 pm.
Sept. 25th is the congressionally designated day of Remembrance of Murder Victims. This day is held to remind elected officials of the approximately 12,000 Americans who are murdered by a firearm each year, and the other 20,000 who die from gun suicides and accidental shootings.
The day’s events will be anchored by a concert in Brooklyn, with grassroots events being planned in communities across the nation. To date, there are more than 50 community concerts planned that are as diverse as the communities they are planned in. Performances range from a brass band in New Orleans to an a cappella group in Santa Barbara to our own group of Door County singer/songwriters and reflect the diversity of individuals plagued by the national gun violence epidemic.
Events will be connected through social media. Current combined social media outreach of nonprofit partners is at 407,454 (Facebook) and growing.
The concert will be held on Woodwalk Gallery’s back patio. Information will be given on how to donate to Stop Handgun Violence.
The concert is free. Woodwalk Gallery and Events barn is located at 6746 County G, south of Egg Harbor, one mile off Hwy 42. For more information call Jeanne at 920.495.2928.