Local Bands Perform at Tornado Relief Concert at DeVault Family Vineyards
Concord, VA - The community came together Saturday to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
DeVault Family Vineyards teamed up with our Heart of Virginia Lifeline to host the F-5 Relief Concert.
A good crowd came out to DeVault Family Vineyards in Concord for the concert that was created to support those recovering from the deadly tornado in Oklahoma.
"You always think, 'Oh I wish there was something we could do for them.' And then we were like, 'Well, actually maybe there is something we can do for them,'" said Launcelot DeVault, assistant wine maker at DeVault Family Vineyards.
The owner of winery, Sharon DeVault, called ABC 13 to get involved with the Heart of Virginia Lifeline: Tornado Relief. ABC 13's Len Stevens answered, helping to organize the event and even playing the drums on stage.
"I started talking with her about maybe we can do an event for the lifeline, and she was all for it. She loves Gleaning for the World, so we know this is going to a very good organization and it's going to help people in need," said Stevens.
Len was able to get five local bands to play for free, with only one condition.
"Hot Like Cajun and Dragonfly say they could do it, but they needed a drummer. So I'm filling in, and that's fun too," said Stevens laughing.
The musicians said the best part was getting to jam out to help those in need.
"We've been very blessed and just to be part of something, you know, like this. To see the community come out to help others it's really something I'm proud to be a part of," said Mike Roach, the lead singer of the band Rare Form.
The nice, sunny weather made the event all the better.
"We got all this sunshine out here. And I look around and I see a lot of people enjoying the music and smiling and it makes it that much better that it's for a great cause," Stevens added.
The concert will be going on until 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 for tastings.
Learn more about the Heart of Virginia Lifeline.