Photo | Courtesy Ben Walls Memorial Jam | Theresa Faulkner Pyle
Band: 6th annual Ben Walls Memorial Jam
Date: Sunday, June 24, noon
Venue: The Garage, 9 S. Washington Ave., 251-433-2223
Tickets: $10 at the door
For the past six years, The Garage has hosted a gathering dedicated to the memory of one of its most beloved personalities. After Ben Walls lost his battle to colon cancer, his wife, Noretta, and a group of close friends established the Ben Walls Memorial Jam. This all-day event is not only dedicated to preserving the memory of Walls but also to assisting a person currently struggling with a critical medical issue.
This year, the Ben Walls Memorial Jam and its participants will dedicate their time and money to assisting Theresa Faulkner Pyle, who is battling a very aggressive form of cancer.
The $10 entry fee gets you AYCE crawfish (while they last), a silent auction and a long slate of bands jamming into the night. Harrison McInnis’ soulful sounds will fill the air. McInnis’ Slide Bayou bandmate Ryan Balthrop will provide a set. Phil & Foster, Last Call Rodeo and Fat Man Squeeze will bring some American roots music into the mix. Abro Trio, Mid Life Crisis and Even Still will also lend their musical talents to this charitable event.
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