MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Soul Asylum, the Sounds of Blackness and gospel singer Robert Robinson are among artists scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for victims of Sunday’s tornado in north Minneapolis.

“Northside: A Twin Cities Community Benefit” is set for June 12 at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

Other artists confirmed for the lineup include folk singer Larry Long, guitarist Billy McLaughlin and soul singer Sara Renner.

The goal is to help raise $100,000 for residents whose homes were destroyed by the tornado. All money will go to The Minneapolis Foundation, which has set up a North Minneapolis Recovery Fund and in partnership with United Way will provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $200,000 to rebuild the community.

Concert times and ticket information will be announced later.

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Comments (13)
  1. Dale Gribble says:

    We are the world!

    1. T says:

      Are you trying to be funny? I’m just asking?

  2. Rose says:

    Will volunteers be needed to help with the event? If so, please post more info!

  3. Terry says:

    OMG people…..have some RESPECT ! At least Rose is kind..

  4. L says:

    where does this money go? i heard on the news last night that many of these victims already are on the welfare payroll and cannot double dip. does the money go to the red cross? its a nice thing to do but you hear about money being misappropriated and i was just wondering. respectfully

    1. A says:

      L- What are you talking about, can’t “double dip”? This is a charity event meant to raise money to rebuild these peoples houses- why do you think this would somehow affect their receiving welfare? When receiving government benefits they take everything into account – your income, expenses, financial emergencies and etc. SO even if they received a generous gift of having their house re-built or their car replaced, I really can’t see that affecting their benefits- because that would be a (necessary) gift.

    2. A says:

      do you have a link to this news story?

  5. L says:

    p.s. i did see the mpls foundation, but i am wondering how they dole out the money?

    1. Becky Connors says:

      So do you not give money to ANY charitable causes because there is ALWAYS a chance of misappropriation. Plenty of the money and donations earmarked for foreign aid gets misappropriated. Geesh, knock off that bad attitude about poor people, why don’t ya?

  6. Clint James says:

    There will also be a Benefit Concert taking place on June 4th.

    This event will include live music (all local bands), silent art auction and more. 100% of all proceeds will go to benefit Minnesota Helps – North Minneapolis Recovery Fund.

    Date: June 4th, 2011
    Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

    Wrinkle Studios
    2510 Washington Ave North
    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Tickets are a $5 suggested donation at the door…but please don’t hesitate to give more if you can.


  7. Cracker Jack says:

    I thought “these people” just looted everything they needed.

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