Dustin Lynch to return for benefit show

Dustin Lynch

STAFF WRITER

Erin McCullough

 

Keeping the tradition of helping his hometown, country music recording artist Dustin Lynch will return to Tullahoma for his annual benefit concert for the fourth consecutive year.

The annual Dustin Lynch and Friends Benefit Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 at Tullahoma High School.

Dustin Lynch

Each year, Lynch sells out the high school auditorium, where the concert is held.

The concert routinely raises more than $15,000 for a variety of children’s charities in the area, with last year’s concert raising $17,000, as well as a mountain of toys for Tullahoma charitable programs.

Over the past three years, Lynch and his friends in the music industry have raised over $50,000 to help the children of Tullahoma.

Lynch said last year that the concert is one of his favorite events to do every year.

“It’s great to be about to come home and kind of cap the year with a hometown show,” Lynch said last December.

Tickets went on sale Monday, Nov. 13, according to city officials. Community Development Coordinator Winston Brooks said that tickets are available at First Vision Bank. General admission tickets are priced at $25.

Those who attend the concert are also asked to bring in a toy to benefit the Tullahoma Fire Department’s Toys for Tots program.

This will be the second year that Toys for Tots will be the beneficiary in the form of toys, according to Fire Chief Richard Shasteen.

He said that the concert donations helped out the department “tremendously” last year, and he looked forward to working with Lynch and friends again this year for it.

While any toy donations are appreciated, Shasteen said that the department has some trouble with find gifts for children aged 12 to 14, and asks that people do keep that age group in mind.

“It’s really tough,” he said of getting good gift or toy ideas for those children.

Toys for Tots benefits all children up to age 14, said Shasteen.

For more information on concert tickets, contact First Vision Bank at 931-454-0500.

Erin McCullough may be reached by email at tnrept09@lcs.net.

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