Music festival this weekend to raise funds for Shoals flood victims

Music festival this weekend to raise funds for Shoals flood victims

TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) - This weekend you have a chance to help Shoals communities recover from flood damage and enjoy some good music.

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is hosting a May Day Flood Relief Festival on Saturday.

The May Day Flood Relief Festival fundraiser is helping families that were hit the hardest in February’s massive flood.

Festival organizers are still visiting Shoals homes and neighborhoods that were heavily damaged. Since FEMA is not helping the victim, the Shoals community is rallying together.

“Folks are still in terrible shape from their houses just being totally gutted so they are overwhelmed with the response to the concert and this help,” said Sandra Burroughs, director of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

The festival is Saturday at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame from noon to 10 p.m. It’s free to the public, but organizers are asking everyone who attends to make a cash donation. All proceeds will go towards helping the flood victims.

It will feature 12 local bands and solo artists playing throughout the day and evening.

Burroughs says putting this fundraiser together has been a breeze because everyone is willing to donate their time to help.

“It really makes you feel good about the area you live in and the people you live amongst because they’re all giving their time and talent for free to try and help," she said.

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