Award-winning Nashville recording artists and local country-western band, Gunsmoke is holding its annual Music for Hope fundraiser at St. Ann Club in Norwalk on Sunday, October 17th. The fundraiser begins at 3pm and includes a concert and dinner that will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Gunsmoke performs regularly at Broadway’s Opry City Stage and has recorded six albums, performed for two sitting Presidents of the United States, and has been enshrined in the Connecticut country music hall of fame. The band was formed by brothers Jeff and Nick DeMaio Jr. of Darien, and has been performing classic country, western, swing and rockabilly music for over 25 years. In addition to Jeff and Nick, Gunsmoke includes band members Christina Mae, Van Manakas, Guy "Fooch" Fischetti and Nick DeMaio III.
Gunsmoke established Music for Hope in 2010 and has raised thousands of dollars to fight cancer on both the local and national level through concerts, dinner dances and recordings. Founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, St. Jude’s is at the cutting edge of research for pediatric cancer. All costs are covered by donations, as no family ever receives a bill from the hospital.
Admission for the Music for Hope fundraiser is $20. Reservations are required in advance at (203) 554-1507. St. Ann Club is located at 16 Hendricks Avenue in Norwalk.
To find out more about Gunsmoke, visit gunsmokeband.com.