ALBANY, Ga. — Albany’s musical community, perhaps the most giving group in the Good Life City, is doing what it seems to do best Saturday: reaching out to help friends in need.
Seven musical acts will perform as downtown’s State Theatre kicks off its 10th year with “Bleep Cancer! A Benefit for Jessica Wilson.” In addition to live performances by Another Alien Astronaut, the Evergreen Family Band, the G&S Experience, Meow Ka-Pow, Blackcat Battery, Scott Yancey and Gator, members of the D’town Arts Coalition will showcase their artwork and area businesses have donated prizes for a silent auction and raffle.
“Jon and Jessica Wilson are not the kind of people who would ask for a helping hand, so we wanted to get together and do something to help them,” Chris Hayes, a new partner in the State and bassist for Another Alien Astronaut, said. “It sucks when things like this happen to good people. We encourage everyone looking for something fun to do Saturday to come out and enjoy lots of good, live music and help out some really good people.”
Jessica Wilson is undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of cancer that has, in a period of some 10 months, forced her to undergo chemotherapy, radiation treatment and a mastectomy. The Wilsons have a young son, Andy.
Saturday’s benefit kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. In addition to the silent auction, raffle prizes will be awarded periodically throughout the evening.
For information on the benefit show or Jessica Wilson’s ongoing treatment, visit bleepcancerconcert.com.