Vets With Guitars benefit concert planned

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is excited to announce a special concert benefiting the Clarksburg V.A. and their Vets With Guitars program. The “Vets With Guitars Benefit Concert” will be live at Fairmont State on Saturday, May 12. The concert starts at 7 p.m. in Wallman Hall Auditorium on the Fairmont State campus. Admission is just $10 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the local Clarksburg V.A. and Vets With Guitars.

The “Vets With Guitars Benefit Concert” will include performances by Cody Clayton Eagle, Before I Sleep, and the Faculty, as well as music by the Fairmont, Morgantown, and Clarksburg Vets With Guitars chapters.

It is estimated that 22 American veterans commit suicide each day. Vets With Guitars (VWG) is a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce veteran suicide by providing free music lessons to local disabled veterans, including those suffering from physical ailments and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Run through the Clarksburg V.A., the local chapters of VWG provides free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar, and a guitar accessory kit. Weekly guitar lessons are individualized and designed to help students learn at their own pace. The program is staffed entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from this special concert will help support this local initiative.

This special concert is your chance to hear and support our veterans in our community. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Auditorium at Fairmont State. Admission is $10 at the door.