(Beaver Dam) Area music groups are joining forces this weekend for a fundraising concert in support of the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre. Bands include the Starkweather Bay Blues Band, Sidetracked and the B&D Music Center’s band Cutterbox. Each band is donating their time and talents in support of BDACT’s new building project.
The fundraiser is the brainchild of young local musician Jerimiah Lunde. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment Lunde explained the purpose behind the event saying that they are trying to raise money for the new community theatre by bringing some bands together, playing some music, and having some fun.
Jerimiah says the old community theatre wasn’t being utilized and was the perfect venue for the fundraising efforts. Funds are not going towards a specific purchase, but more just as general funds to help pay off current costs for the new creative arts center.
One of the groups who will be performing is Cutterbox, a ‘school-of-rock-type’ band developed by Bill Burkett of B&D Music Center in Beaver Dam. Burkett says the band was something he wanted to create for quite a while, saying that he had a few advanced students, but when Mylana came through the door and played piano the idea became a reality. The goal of the band is to promote working together, practicing, how to play in a band, how to present yourself, and how to entertain, and playmusic.
A member of two bands in showcase at the event, Mylana Lunde says they have kids on nearly every music instrument She gave a sneak peek at the lineup of songs Cutterbox would be performing including In the Middle by Jimmy eat world, Wonderwall by Oasis, Wearwolves of London, and Nothing at All.
Rock for BDACT will be held 7:30pm on Saturday, December 8th with all seats costing just $10. Eight-dollar student and under 21 youth rush tickets will be available for purchase at the door from remaining available tickets. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at BDACT.org or at Rechek’s Food Pride in Beaver Dam.