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    Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:40:51

    Staind's Aaron Lewis Announced Dates and Lineup For His Benefit Concert - "It Takes a Community" is Lewis' charity organization

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    Singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis of Staind fame has announced the dates and lineup for the second annual "IT TAKES A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION" benefit concert. The two-day event will take place Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th at The Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton, MA. Friday's show will feature country music performances from Rhett Akins, Frank Hannon (of Tesla) and Alexa Carter, while Saturday brings rock with Tesla, Corey Taylor (of Slipknot and Stone Sour), Lo-Pro and Otan Vargas. Lewis will perform at both shows.

    Single-day tickets range from $45-$78 beginning Friday, June 24th and VIP meet & greet packages are also available at www.dysfunctionalstaind.com. All proceeds from the show will go directly to IT TAKES A COMMUNITY.

    IT TAKES A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, a 501c3 non-for-profit, was founded by STAIND frontman AARON LEWIS--whose debut solo CD Town Line recently entered the Billboard Country Albums Chart at #1--and his wife Vanessa. The charity's focus is reviving rural communities throughout the greater New England area. The charity works with local leaders and community organizations who have firsthand knowledge of the needs of their communities. It strives to raise funds and support these community groups who strengthen, engage and enrich the communities they are in, sustain diminishing public services, and provide assistance to communities in crisis. They work to unite resources and ideas to help people and communities create a better tomorrow.

    I applaud Lewis, who has one of the most mammoth voices in modern rock music, for his efforts in aiding and supporting the oft-forgotten rural communities.

    Are you planning to attend Aaron Lewis' benefit concert for IT TAKES A COMMUNITY? What can you do to assist rural towns in America? They ARE precious.

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.17.11




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