Good concert, good cause, good place, bring food

indigo-726464Now, here are three things you wouldn’t normally expect to see mentioned in the same sentence: food drive, the Indigo Girls and the Idaho Botanical Garden. But this is not a gag from an 80s Amazing Carnac skit (Johnny Carson).

At 7 p.m., Monday, July 27 — it’s a real Indigo Girl stop (with special guest David Ryan Harris) on the Rock for a Remedy Tour and will benefit the Idaho Food Bank. That’s right, bring food items (and this whistle-stop is ALSO taking pet food items) in non-perishable, non-glass containers to the concert at the Idaho Botanical Garden. For every donation of four items or more, you will be entered into a raffle to win a signed copy of “Poseidon and the Bitter Bug,” the duo’s new double CD, along with other memorabilia. And of course, cash donations will also be welcome.

This is a way cool idea that’s working in ways too big to count. In June, the Indigo Girls’ campaign brought in more than 3,000 pounds of food and enough cash to provide another 27 tons of food to food banks located near their concerts.

“We’re thrilled and grateful that the Indigo Girls have taken the initiative to bring attention to the serious problem of hunger in Idaho,” said David Proctor, Idaho Food Bank director of communications. “There are nearly 170,000 Idahoans who aren’t sure about their food supply, and over 65,000 of them are children. We really hope people respond to the band’s food drive, then enjoy an evening of great music.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25 general admission; $35 preferred general admission
You can get your tix in advance at The Garden; if you buy tix the night of the show, there’s a $5 add-on.

Don’t forget your low-back lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Beer and wine available for purchase at The Garden.

For more information on Rock for a Remedy:
http://rockforaremedy.org/Rock%20for%20a%20Remedy/Welcome.html

For more information on the Indigo Girls:
http://www.indigogirls.com/home.html

For more information on Idaho Food Bank:
http://www.idahofoodbank.org/

For more information on the Idaho Botanical Garden:
http://www.idahobotanicalgarden.org/

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