Former member of Steve Miller Band performing at Harbor Light
Roseville, Minn. – Rock and roll group Hang Dynasty, which includes former Steve Miller Band member Billy Peterson, will perform a benefit concert at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis (1010 Currie Ave.) on Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. Concertgoers can forego the $20 admission fee by donating a new blanket or towel.
Peterson was a recording and touring member of the Steve Miller Band for more than 21 years. He played bass on the iconic Bob Dylan album “Blood on the Tracks” and has recorded or performed with Prince, The Righteous Brothers, Joe Satriani and other popular artists.
The event will also feature a barbecue dinner ($8) and testimonials from Harbor Light residents. All proceeds will fund Harbor Light’s “Basics of Life Training” program, which provides long-term residential treatment for homeless men.
The concert came to be through Peterson’s friendship with the late Chris Tjornhom, a former State Rep. from Chanhassen and Harbor Light board member who died on Memorial Day.
The event is a prelude to the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s “Rock the Red Kettle” kickoff event on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Cub Foods in south Minneapolis, 5937 Nicollet Ave. After a
7:50 a.m. ceremony, hundreds of “Rock Star” volunteers will begin the 2012 kettle season by attempting to raise $108,000 by bell ringing at 108 kettle locations.
Harbor Light is Minnesota’s largest homeless outreach center, providing food, shelter and rehabilitation services and more to hundreds of people a day.
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