For the seventh year, Angiepalooza will honor those who have battled one of the leading causes of death worldwide, cancer, on Saturday.
“I think this is a unique Jeff City event. You don’t find this sort of thing any place else and I think it’s supported so well in part because Jefferson City is a very strong live music community and it’s also part of the heartland,” said Tim Tinnin, who has helped organize the event since 2012 after his wife, Angie, passed away from cancer. “People still care about each other here and this is an opportunity for people to reach out and do a little part to help the folks in the community.”
“It’s just a good easy time to kind of be part of a fellowship for the right cause. It’s worked enough that we’re on No. 7 and it gets a little better every year,” Tinnin added.
This year, the Angiepalooza street party will kick off with The Usual Suspects, who are new to the lineup, and then feature Shiloh, who are the first country music band to perform at the event.
The block party is made possible through multiple local business sponsorships and the bands who designate their talents for the night to support a good cause.
The event is free to the public with food from Spectators and JQ’s on High, and beverages from Spectators and Shrunken Head Tiki Lounge available for purchase. However, Tinnin and his team will be selling Angiepalooza T-shirts and offering a donation box to raise funds, which help provide items such as iPads to local cancer centers to make patients more comfortable as they go through their treatments.
Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. downtown near the corner of High and Monroe streets and will conclude at 11:45 p.m. with a tribute song and video to honor the lives of those who have passed away from cancer.
“I think that maybe one of the coolest parts about it is that this (event) was born of love and it’s flourished because of love,” Tinnin said.
For more information about Angiepalooza and the band lineup, visit www.facebook.com/Angiepalooza-213940005415943.