Area entertainers will come together on Saturday to raise money for victims of the Minot flooding.
Floodstock 2011, co-organized by Kaylin Bromley and Justin Perez, begins at 4 p.m. Saturday in Dae Udder Place. There will be a $7 cover charge at the door.
Bromley said the concert is a benefit show to raise money for the Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross to support the group's Souris River flooding response. Monetary donations can be deposited in the "Floodstock 2011" account at Prairie Federal Credit Union, or contact Bromley at 240-8778 for donation information.
Submitted Photo - - Dreading Tuesday is one of three bands set to perform at Floodstock 2011, a fundraiser for the Minot chapter of the American Red Cross.
Submitted Photo - - Static Radio is one of three bands set to perform at Floodstock 2011, a fundraiser for the Minot chapter of the American Red Cross.
Submitted Photo - - Frankly Scarlett is one of three bands set to perform at Floodstock 2011, a fundraiser for the Minot chapter of the American Red Cross.
Featured area bands include Dreading Tuesday, Frankly Scarlett and Static Radio.
"(They're) pretty popular here in Minot," said Bromley, adding that the groups play 1980s and '90s rock music.
The band members themselves have been affected by the flood. Bromley said a couple of members from Dreading Tuesday and Frankly Scarlett were displaced and all members of the group Static Radio were displaced.
"None of them have a specific practice pad anymore," Bromley said. "They get together in each other's homes."
Bromley said the benefit has been planned for about five weeks, since the first round of evacuations in late May and early June. The benefit will also include door prizes and raffle prizes that will be raffled off, including a painting by Australian artist Jan Callis, an autographed photo from actor Josh Duhamel, a Minot native, and a lot of gift cards, meals and gift baskets.
"It'll be fantastic," Bromley said. "They're great bands and great people."