Andy McElwain Benefit Concert

Andy McElwain Benefit Concert

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AK Entertainment

United States

#1 Aug 10, 2013
Andy was a exotic kind of guy, with a heart that despite his bluntness and hardcore appearance, was as good as gold.

When he spoke, he spoke with conviction.
When he lived he did it with his all. When he played he played hard, and when he was on stage, his soul was on the line.

Help us celebrate Andy's life as we rock the night away August 24th at tThe Rogersville Playhouse.Doors open at 6 to receive friends. Concert begins at 7pm.

Performances by GunMetal Grey, Down From Io, Stonewall, and local funnyman, Scott Laster.

There will be concessions while they last. Raffles and aSilent Auction.

There is no cover charge, but we do ask you to make a monetary donation that your heart and wallet will allow. If you can't give, no problem. Come anyway if you knew Andy and want to pay your respects.

And lastly, let me thank those who have made this awesome night possible.

The Rogersville Arts Council
WRGS Hometown Radio
Old Stage Printing
Russ Salyer Graphic.Design
Music Palace
Shear Rayne Beauty Salon
Save-A-Lot
Price's Septic service
AK Entertainment
All the performers
Michael Powell
Chad Collins
Suzie Horner
Eric Williams
Jim Begley
Becky Dodson
Amy Buttry
The Family of Andy McElwain
Roll Call

United States

#4 Aug 16, 2013
8 days away. Who's coming?
looking for info

Morristown, TN

#5 Aug 18, 2013
I will be there !
ake

United States

#7 Aug 19, 2013
Be sure to tell a friend.
concert goer

Kingsport, TN

#8 Aug 22, 2013
If you are not planning on attending, I must say that you are missing out on a great night of entertainment.
Hey

Kingsport, TN

#9 Aug 28, 2013
How did it go?
Kevin Buttry

United States

#10 Aug 28, 2013
I would have to say that it was a success. I was totally proud of the performers that I choose. It was a night of grade A entertainment just like I demand and promise.

I am curious to hear what everyone else thought though.
Hey

Kingsport, TN

#11 Aug 28, 2013
Kevin Buttry wrote:
I would have to say that it was a success. I was totally proud of the performers that I choose. It was a night of grade A entertainment just like I demand and promise.
I am curious to hear what everyone else thought though.
How many people showed up and how much was raised?
William

Kingsport, TN

#12 Aug 28, 2013
I think it was great, the bands all kicked it!
Kevin Buttry

United States

#14 Aug 28, 2013
Not sure on attendance since tickets were not sold, and quite frankly, the $ isn't your business. Geesh, have some cooth. I never disclose that kind of information. What is important is that it lightens the load on the people who assumed responsibility for the final expenses that came via Andy's death.
Kevin Buttry

United States

#15 Aug 28, 2013
Thank you, William. Your support is appreciated.
Chill

Johnson City, TN

#17 Aug 29, 2013
Kevin Buttry wrote:
Not sure on attendance since tickets were not sold, and quite frankly, the $ isn't your business. Geesh, have some cooth. I never disclose that kind of information. What is important is that it lightens the load on the people who assumed responsibility for the final expenses that came via Andy's death.
Don't think the question of money was coming from a malicious place. I was interested in knowing as well, simply to know if all his final expenses were covered and possibly enough for a trust fund for his child. Geez, your attitude and rude ass comment kinda puts a damper on wanting to donate more.
old friend

Kingsport, TN

#18 Aug 29, 2013
I was wondering as well if they raised enough... nothing malice about it.
Kevin Buttry

United States

#19 Aug 29, 2013
I don't see that as rude, but do accept my apologies. You see, I find it a bit crass to ask about finances in a public setting. I hate it, but I just don't do it.

I have done several fundraising/benefit/charity events. Some use a thermometer to show the progress, and that's great. But we all know this is a different and emotional situation.

If you feel a need to contribute further, you can make direct donation to Christian-Sells Funeral Home c/o Andy McElwain.

Sorry for coming of as something that I want intending to be.
Chill

Johnson City, TN

#20 Aug 29, 2013
It's not crass to ask about finances when you are seeking money. You want people to give and give...possibly knowing a number might make people to want to give. You don't have to give specifics, you could say.. We need $250 more to cover his final expenses. His friends I am sure would be generous to help further to relieve the burden off Laura. I would. I know it was a successful night, love was showed and grief was allowed to be shown and expressed(finally) but if more is needed, it should be told.
Thanks for disclosing that we can give to CSFH... That tells me that more expense remains.
Get the word out... Be frank and be blunt...
"Donations would be greatly appreciated and much needed to cover Andy's final expense. Please send any amount you can to the funeral home in Andy's name. We are grateful for all your support but the family still needs help."
Oh, and that you for all you have done...
Hey

Kingsport, TN

#21 Aug 29, 2013
Kevin Buttry wrote:
Not sure on attendance since tickets were not sold, and quite frankly, the $ isn't your business. Geesh, have some cooth. I never disclose that kind of information. What is important is that it lightens the load on the people who assumed responsibility for the final expenses that came via Andy's death.
I wasn't being mean or suspicious. Not sure why you have the attitude but to say its no ones business how much money was raised is not cool when you're asking for money.
fed up

Murfreesboro, TN

#23 Sep 1, 2013
Kevin Buttry wrote:
Not sure on attendance since tickets were not sold, and quite frankly, the $ isn't your business. Geesh, have some cooth. I never disclose that kind of information. What is important is that it lightens the load on the people who assumed responsibility for the final expenses that came via Andy's death.
maybe his sister could've took the money she spent on a tattoo and contributed. Sorry but she is a B.U.M
Kevin

United States

#24 Sep 1, 2013
And you are a coward. I somehow had a feeling that this would turn ugly. Can't even help out without some stupid B.S. getting started. I ask, did you contribute? I'd like to know who you are. Really. It appears that the post above is the only way you can contribute, and ifit is, I'd rather you keep your mouth shut. It helps nothing.

Since: Jun 13

Knoxville, TN

#25 Sep 6, 2013
I wonder if any of the money raised will be given to his son, the one he failed to provide for. Just curious
Wow

Miami, FL

#26 Sep 6, 2013
That was a low blow, on someone who is no longer here to defend himself you should be proud

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