The mission statement of the Women and Children's Alliance is "safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault." So when the butterfly from the statue that stands in front of the WCA was stolen this year (for the third time), it was seen as an affront to an organization that serves as a sanctuary for women and children in crisis. The outrage sparked by the theft showed how important the 103-year-old organization is to this community. Its value is why, once again, proceeds from 94.9 The River's annual Concert for Cause will benefit the WCA.
Organizers of this event always bring in acclaimed musicians to perform, but this year--the 11th annual Concert for Cause--is even more special. At 6-feet-4-inches tall, bald singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells looks more like a club bouncer than a folksy musician. But from the first note he sings, it's clear he chose the right profession. What makes Wells' upcoming show such a boon is twofold: He'll be performing as a three-piece acoustic, promising an intimate evening of music; and in time for the holidays--and this performance--Wells recently released The Christmas Album, which is stuffed full of holiday favorites, as well as some original tunes.
As always, this is an evening full of music, live and silent auctions, good cheer and charity. It's a concert for a really great cause.