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Songs 4 Soldiers 5th Annual Benefit Concert

O'FALLON, Il._ Songs 4 Soldiers is a local organization that assists the nation's combat veterans and their families who have limited resources. 100% of donations go directly to families in need. Monday morning, Songs 4 Soldiers went above and beyond for an area veteran, surprising her with a new car!

Michelle Wills' husband, Kirk, was in a severe motorcycle accident two years ago when she was nine months pregnant. Fortunately, Kirk made it through but not without a traumatic brain injury that left him paralyzed for some time. Between the medical bills and making the house wheelchair accessible, the Wills family used all of their available funds. ​Songs 4 Soldiers decided to step in once the family no longer had a dependable vehicle to get to Michelle's husband's medical appointments. Michelle calls the experience overwhelming.

Songs 4 Soldiers will hold its 5th Annual Benefit Concert on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 in Columbia, Illinois. All proceeds from the concert go toward veteran assistance.

In 2016, Songs 4 Soldiers raised $155,139 for veterans. So far this year, the group has raised $85,351. In total, it has disbursed more than $300,000 helping 200 veterans and six organizations under the leadership of Founder and President Dustin Row.

Songs 4 Soldiers 
5th Annual Benefit Concert
September 22nd & 23rd
Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park
1200 N. Evergreen Ln.
Columbia, IL

Friday:
Gates @ 6:00 p.m. / Show @ 7:00 p.m.
$30 General Admission ($35 at the gate)
Veterans and kids 12 and under are free.

Friday band lineup:
Bret Michaels with Jeremiah Johnson Band & Dazed n Confused STL

Saturday:
Gates @ 1:30 / Show @ 2:00
$10 Admission ($15 at the gate)
Veterans and kids 12 and under are free.
Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, balloons and interactive projects.
Bring your lawn chair. No outside food or drink allowed. No pets.

Saturday band lineup:
ClusterPluck
The Dave Glover Band (all Beatles set)
PettyCash Junction
Where`s Charlie?
Dazed n Confused STL
Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys
SuperJam

To learn more visit: Songs4SoldiersSTL.org