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Concert moved outside the walls due to tornado damage

Concert moved outside the walls due to tornado damage

Will take place at Jaycees Fairgrounds

May 26th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

Frank Denton and Oliver walk down Lafayette Saturday, May 25, 2019 and survey tornado damage at the Missouri State Penitentiary following the Wednesday night storm that rolled through town. Denton said that Oliver slept through the tornado.

Photo by Mark Wilson /News Tribune.

The fourth annual Concert Inside the Walls will be held at a new location.

Because of extensive damage Wednesday night's tornado caused to the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, organizers have decided to move the event to the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds, at 1445 Fairgrounds Road, according to the event website.

Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin expressed her disappointment that the concert had to be moved, but also said it will provide an opportunity for a moment of happiness for the community, according to the site.

The concert — featuring Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx — begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost from $30 - $125 and may still be bought at or

DeYoung is aware of the damage the tornado caused and has offered his deepest sympathies to the community. He still looks forward to bringing "positivity and good will to Mid-Missouri," according to the concert site.

People attending the concert may make monetary donations for tornado relief on site. Attendees may also donate cleanup items, such as dish soap, Mr. Clean, Clorox wipes, Windex, rubber gloves, stove cleaner, 30-gallon heavy duty trash bags, brooms, dust pans and buckets. Toilet paper and paper towels are also in demand. One hundred percent of donations will be used for ongoing recovery and cleanup efforts.