Friday, February 15, 2013

Concert series to aid Lansingburgh food pantry

Action at the Beat Shop.
TROY — The food bank at St. Augustine Parish is in for something that sounds great: A six-week concert series that will function as a fundraiser.

The River Street Beat Shop, operated by Jim Barrett, is known for its food pantry support, each year targeting a specific program to benefit from his fundraising.

Beginning this Saturday, each weekend he will feature a different musical genre. This week, Off the Record, a 1960s rock ‘n’ roll lounge act, will be featured. All donations of money and non-perishable foods will go directly to the St. Augustine pantry that serves between 55 to 80 clients each Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

The concerts, which Barrett dedicates in honor of his mother,  a musician, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at the Beat Shop, 197 River Street. Anyone interested in participating in or performing at the events can contact Barrett at 272-0433.

St. Augustine Parish is located at 25 115th Street in the city's Lansingburgh section. Phone: 235-3861.

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