Cable 8 Productions will host its first ever benefit concert Saturday in order to build funds for a two-year-old boy with cerebral palsy as part of the Cougar Vision Outreach Program.
The concert will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the BellTower and will feature the bands Eclectic Approach, Vividal and Genevieve. Tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for general admission.
“This year Cable 8 is working to benefit a local two-year-old child named Bryce Mortensen,” said Danielle Gilbertson, vice president of marketing and alumni affairs for Cable 8. “Bryce suffers from Cerebral Palsy and Cable 8 is hosting three big events to help raise funds to purchase medical equipment for this child.”
Each year, Cable 8 sponsors a local member of the community in need of monetary assistance. Funds will go toward the purchase of special medical equipment that will help aid his growth and development.
“This is the first year that Cable 8 is hosting a benefit concert and it is a way to bring the community together to support one common cause,” she said. “Cable 8 is excited to host the benefit concert in part with the bands that are coming together to support Bryce and the local community. It is important for Cable 8 to reach out to the community for support.”
Cable 8 hopes to have a full house at the BellTower, she said.
“There are bands traveling from Seattle and Portland as well as local bands that are coming to play,” Gilbertson said. “We would like to see students and local community members attend. Alternative and acoustic bands will be playing, along with a bar for 21 and ups.”
Junior communication major Michelle Kallman said the concert is a great way to raise money and should be awesome for all that attend.
Genevieve band vocalist Olivia Thomas said the group is always happy to do a benefit show.
“We always like doing benefit shows simply because it gives a chance to perform good music for a crowd we do not normally perform for while at the same time contributing to something positive,” Thomas said.
Thomas encouraged everyone in Pullman to attend the benefit.
“If you love music and helping people then this is the show to go to,” she said. ”It is for a good cause."