‘Hot Blues for Cold Nights’ Party to Benefit Ski for Heat
‘Downtown’ Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen will again be providing a great evening of entertainment to raise money to help those in our community who are struggling to stay warm this winter through Ski for Heat, the local nonprofit that raises funds for heating fuel assistance. ‘Hot Blues for Cold Nights’ will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Club on Routes 11/30 in Manchester.
“This concert and dance party has become an annual event that people call the most fun night out of the winter,” states event founder Martha Robertson. “It is an amazing group of accomplished musicians who have played with or opened for some of the great names in the music industry around the world, and they give an incredible, all-out performance. This isn’t down-and-out blues, it’s ‘get out of your chair and dance or sit back, tap your toes, and enjoy the show’ blues! These guys are the best; it is so obvious that they get together for this concert because they want to help Ski for Heat, and also because they have such a good time doing it.”
Tyler Electric and Security of Dorset is the presenting sponsor for the concert. Clark’s Quality Foods in Londonderry is the title sponsor for Ski for Heat. “We are honored to have Clark’s Quality Foods and Tyler Electric with us again this year,” says Robertson. “They are so community-minded and have been wonderfully supportive of Ski for Heat over the years.”
The suggested donation to attend is $20; however, people are asked to make a donation at whatever level is comfortable for them. “If you just paid your bills and have no extra money to spend, please still join us,” adds Robinson. Tickets are available at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center or at the door on the night of the event. There will be no related skiing events at Wild Wings and Bromley, a departure from years past.
Ski for Heat, based in Peru, and founder Martha Robertson have been raising money for heating fuel assistance since 2001. Ski for Heat is run entirely on volunteered hours; no portion of funds raised goes toward payroll or compensation. Visit skiforheat.org to learn more.