Concert For a Cause at Phenix City Amphitheater to benefit United Way

GP-38 will perform classic country at the Concert for a Cause on Saturday at the Phenix City Amphitheater.
GP-38 will perform classic country at the Concert for a Cause on Saturday at the Phenix City Amphitheater.

Good music and good food for a good cause is what a special event Saturday afternoon is all about.

Phenix City Parks and Recreation along with CTV Beam is presenting the Concert for a Cause at the Phenix City Amphitheater.

All proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, which serves 58 programs and 29 agencies in nine counties. Those agencies include Feeding the Valley Food Bank, Open Door Community House, Russell County Child Advocacy Center, Hope Harbour and Stewart Community Home.

“We are very excited about this and very thankful,” said Chandra Wright, director of workplace giving for United Way.

The cost of the concert is only $5.

The event is noon until 6 p.m at the venue, 508 Dillingham St., on the riverbank of the Chattahoochee.

There will be games for the children and food trucks. Adult beverages will be sold.

Some United Way agencies will be on site to meet with people and answer questions about what they do in the community.

Five different music acts will perform.

At noon, Jonboy Storey will perform some original country songs, at 1 p.m. Scott Singer will play rock originals and standards, at 2 p.m. Sylar Saufley will do some blues numbers, at 4 p.m. GP-38 will do some classic country, and at 5 p.m. the Tim O’Brien Project will perform blues and classic rock.

According to its Facebook page, GP-38 is a country band formed in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2000 and relocated to Auburn 2014.

The band, known for high-energy performances, lists The Eagles, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Keith Urban and Alabama as some of its influences.

The Tim O’Brien Project describes itself on Facebook as a “funky little blues and rock band.”

According to Facebook, from the moment Skylar Saufley picked up a guitar, he has been playing and studying the blues with the sole purpose of preserving the work and maintaining the legacy left behind by blues legends before him. Listed as influences are Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and The Band.

Larry Gierer: 706-571-8581, @lagierer