For six years, Unplugged has been on a mission to ensure animals find their forever homes through Friends of the Animal Sanctuary.
Organizing its third annual “Mardi Paws” concert, it will continue its mission of supporting the organization.
Aubrey Silvey, a humanitarian educator at the shelter, said the fundraisers are helpful to the day-to-day operations of the shelter.
” It’s really important. It is life-saving. Without the fundraising Friends do to help with these things, we wouldn’t be able to save as many lives as we can through medical care and adoption specials,” she said.
The concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 19 at the bar and concert hall at 2605 Frederick Ave. It will feature live music from rock jam band Monday’s Child and singer-songwriter Mojave Robb.
Consisting of members Sir Timothy Groce, bassist David Loyd and drummer Brian Smith, Monday’s Child are one of the newest original rock bands from the region.
“(We) just want to be a band that has originals and isn’t just another cover band. There’s 100 of them and probably 100 better than us, but nobody sounds like us and nobody writes songs. songs like us,” Groce said in a previous interview.
While the members have played in a wide variety of bands, Monday’s Child gives them the chance to scratch that bluesy, rock-centric itch.
“My biggest thing is I really like Stevie Ray Vaughan and AC/DC and some blues based stuff. And then the very classic David and Brian rock and funk all over. Brian is actually a great 80s metal/music guys,” Groce said.
Opening for Monday’s Child, Mojave Robb is known for his folk and American sound. Known for playing a large number of shows each year, this will be his first performance in Saint-Joseph in a few months.
The fundraiser follows other major community donations, such as an influx of money through the Betty White Challenge, which encouraged people to donate $5 to a local animal shelter or rescue.
“It’s just amazing to see the community come together and know that they support us and care about these animals,” Silvey said.
Admission to the concert is $3. It is open to everyone from 21 years old.