Benefit Concert for CARI at Perk

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Perk Avenue, In High Cotton, Laughing Moon and the rock-n-roll band Beer Bottle Rockets are teaming up Saturday night Jan. 16 for a concert to benefit Companion Area Rescue Inc. (CARI). The cover charge is $8 per person and the concert begins at 8 P.M. at Perk Avenue, which is among the region’s most popular spot for live music. Local retail shops In High Cotton and Laughing Moon, owned by Rhonda and Ron Erwin, will match each cover charge and donate the proceeds to CARI. Seats may be reserved ahead of time with a credit card purchase of the cover charge by calling Perk at 706-342-2562. According to Madisonian Jolene Bush, owner of Perk Avenue, the dinner menu will start at 6 p.m. featuring “yummy dishes prepared by Chef Stephanie Smith.” Bush said, “The Beer Bottle Rockets always put on a great show . . . and what a fantastic cause: CARI.” The Beer Bottle Rockets is a four-man band (with the occasional tambourine player Terri Smith of Madison). Members Paul Reid and Bob White both live in Madison, while Kelly Head and Tim Whitlock live nearby. According to Ron Erwin, the Beer Bottle Rockets appeal to all generations. “You’re never to old to rock,” said Erwin. Perk Avenue is located at 111 West Jefferson Street in downtown Madison on the corner of Main Street and West Jefferson.

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