The Iowa-natives-turned-Colorado-residents, Eufórquestra, return home Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22, for the third installment of a special holiday benefit concert aiding The Crisis Center of Johnson of County. “Home For The Holidays III” takes place at Wooly's in Des Moines and Gabe’s in Iowa City, each featuring a headlining set by Eufórquestra plus very special guests. Eufórquestra chose The Food Bank of Polk County and The Crisis Center of Johnson of County as the beneficiaries for the concerts and there are a number of ways to support the cause including a canned food drive (non-perishable items only), a silent auction, as well as a portion of proceeds from merchandise sales. In Iowa City, New Belgium Brewing Company will donate $1 for every New Belgium beer sold.
Over the course of the past two years, Eufórquestra’s Home For The Holidays has raised over $6000 and 600 pounds of food in Des Moines and Iowa City. Following a one-show event in Des Moines in 2010, the band expanded the festivities into a two-show run in Des Moines and Iowa City last year, and continues the tradition in 2012 for the event’s third year.
“We can’t wait to get home and do this again,” says Eufórquestra guitarist Mike Tallman. “It felt great to give back to the community last year and this year will be even better. It’s a great excuse for friends, family and fans of the Iowa music scene to come together and celebrate a great night of music for a very worthy cause.”
Dec 21 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
Dec 22 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
More information and streaming audio is available at www.euforquestra.com.
Euforquestra video: http://youtu.be/tgQYc7VddZg