Starkville concert to benefit tornado victims

April 29, 2010 11:44:00 AM



STARKVILLE -- A local band with ties to Yazoo City is playing a show Friday night in Starkville to benefit the victims of this past weekend''s deadly tornado outbreak.  


Graball Freerun, named after a road in Yazoo City, will begin their show about 9:45 p.m. Friday at Dave''s Darkhorse Tavern. Proceeds from the event will go toward the relief effort in Yazoo City -- the hometown of Graball Freerun members Nick Crews and Todd Hart, who now live in Starkville.  


The tornado that killed four people Saturday in Yazoo City didn''t injure any of Crews'' or Hart''s family members, bass player Dave Ammon said, but the twister did cross about 30 yards behind Crews'' house.  


The band is now calling on Golden Triangle residents to help with the relief effort.  


Proceeds from the $5 cover charge will go to relief organizations assisting in Yazoo City, Ammon said. The band is asking people to donate clothing, food and supplies, specifically tarps, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, bottles, non-perishable food, work clothes, children''s undergarments and hygiene products, like soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.  


Ammon hopes a large turnout Friday will produce plenty of supplies.  


"We figured this would be a pretty good opportunity to do what we can to help out," Ammon said.  


Dave''s Darkhorse Tavern is located at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Starkville.