Badlees songwriter Bret Alexander is in need of kidney transplant, and musicians are planning a benefit concert to help him.
“BANDing together for BRET” will take place Saturday, April 11, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. in the grand ballroom at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp., and feature reunion performances by Underground Saints, Mere Mortals and Graces Downfall plus music by Aaron Fink, Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen, Joe Burke & Co., Tim and Rob Husty, the Boastfuls, Ed Randazzo, Tom Flannery, Joe Cigan, Tony Halchak, Ellie Rose, Jeremy Hummel, Nyke Wan Wyk and k8. The 21-and-older event also will have raffles and a rock auction.
Alexander has a genetic kidney condition and needs an organ transplant, and proceeds from the concert will go toward a medical fund to help him during his recovery. A GoFundMe campaign also will be established.
Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door and go on sale Saturday, Feb. 1, at Eventbrite.com.
In addition to being the principal songwriter for Northeast Pennsylvania natives the Badlees, Alexander has performed as a solo artist and with groups he Cellarbirds and Gentleman East in addition to owning and operating Saturation Acres Recording Studio.
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