Rock Island, IL – May 3, 2017 – The6th Annual Laura’s Legacy ALS Benefit Concert is set to take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Schwiebert Park. From 3:30pm – 8:30pm, attendees of all ages can enjoy music, food, and family fun on the waterfront, all to support a great cause! $10 tickets will be available on-site (free for kids 12 & under), and all proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association of Greater Chicago and ALS Research at UNC.
Reflecting on the origins of Laura’s Legacy, Lissie explains, “In 2010, my aunt Laura passed away from ALS, a terrible disease for which there is no known cause or cure. As a way to celebrate Laura’s life, my family and I decided to create an annual event of music, in a family friendly environment on the Mississippi River in our hometown!”
Laura’s Legacy will feature performances by Lissie, Dave Simonett (of Trampled By Turtles), Valley Queen and The Original RME Brat Pack featuring Juliana Logan, special guests and honoring Ellis Kell.
“To me, a person can leave no greater legacy than bringing everyone together to hear music outside,” Natalie Carol of Valley Queen explains. “I never met Laura but now her life is having a positive impact on mine. I’m honored to be a part of what Laura has left behind and to benefit ALS research. Harnessing music to expand awareness is our most powerful tool.”
Since launching the benefit concert in 2012, Lissie and her family have raised over $58,000. In memory of Lissie’s aunt Laura Swedberg Bartels, all proceeds will be donated in support of raising awareness of ALS, patient support and research.
With excitement towards Laura’s Legacy, Dave Simonett explains, “Laura’s Legacy Concert is a lovely and generous event that Lissie puts on. I’m excited and honored to be a part of it and am happy to help raise money for those affected by ALS”