More help for hurricane victims

“I think a lot of us were just tired of feeling helpless and hopeless and just wanted to do something that could help,” says Jess Toan, who organized a hurricane relief fundraiser that will take place at Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 11. The full day of festivities includes performances, exhibits and crafts. Gypsy-fusion collective Sirius.B leads off the music offerings; the lineup includes roots rockers Devils in the Dust; the funk trio of Jake Wolf, Ram Mandelkorn and Jacob Baumann; DJ Nex Millen; the Saylor Brothers of Brushfire Stankgrass; samba group Zabumba; Bollywood dance crew Bindaas Bhangra; and pop act Liquid Sirens.

Salvage Station donated the space for the fundraiser. There will be food trucks on the property, and raffles are in the works with prizes of LaZoom tours, massage therapy, local art and tickets to Salvage Station concerts. “A one-wheel pump track will also be constructed for spectators and fans to check,” says a press release. “Face painters and the beautiful LEAF Easel Rider bus will be there offering kids crafts.”

The fun runs from noon-midnight. Suggested donation is $10-$20, and all money raised will go to emergency response and global health organization Americares.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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