On Saturday, November 21st, local band The 71’s are hosting and headlining a benefit concert to help the hungry during Thanksgiving and are asking fans to bring canned goods to the band’s “Bands, Fans & Cans” show at Fitzgerald’s. Proceeds will go to the Houston Food Bank.
The band says this about the benefit show:
It’s about finding purpose. We know that there are hungry and hurting people in in our community and we want to keep our eyes open to ways that we can help them – if The 71’s music is the best tool we have to do that, than we want to use it. Lately, we have had the privilege of meeting some very interesting bands throughout Texas, and especially Houston – talented, serious about making good music, and also determined to influence and help people. When we put this show together, I just called the bands who I was a fan of – after it was put together, the idea of using the show as a means to feed people came second. When I pitched it to the rest of the bands, they loved the idea. Before I knew it, I had a benefit concert without even meaning to. I love the idea of turning music into something substantial… like canned goods to feed people – so as this event began to take shape, I became more and more excited. With the date being the Saturday before Thanksgiving, it seemed to me like the question was, “Why NOT use it as a means of helping hungry Houstonians?” There are so many people in Houston who are working to meet the needs of less fortunate people (like the Houston Food Bank) I feel like in a very small way, we are just joining what they are already doing.