Musicians will do online benefit concert Sunday for Albion fire victims

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 December 2020 at 10:54 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Jonesie and the Cruisers is one of the musical groups performing this Sunday in a benefit concert. Lead singer Gary Jones, left, and Gary Withey, who plays the keyboards and sings, are shown during a concert by the canal in Albion in June 2018.

ALBION – There will be an online concert this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. to raise money for three families that lost their homes in a Dec. 5 fire in Albion.

The Masonic Lodge and Lions Club in Albion are working together on the concert with John Wragg, owner of Torquil Studios in Middleport. Torquil will broadcast the concert live on its Facebook page.

The musicians are all donating their time for the concert. The Lions Club will be accepting donations for the families. Those donations can be sent by PayPal to

The schedule of performers for the benefit concert includes:

  • Bob Beccue, 1 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linda Logan, 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • The Who Dats, 2 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Mike Hartman, 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Highway 31 Unplugged, 3:30 to 4 p.m.
  • The Legendary Jonesie & the Cruisers with guest Susan Kay, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • MC Rick Walters from 97 Rock will also make an appearance

The Masonic Lodge also having a ham dinner with proceeds to assist the three families. That dinner will be Jan. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Fairgrounds with tickets $8 presale or $10 at the door.