DURAND — Area residents will want to clear their calendars for Aug. 17 as The Durand Veterans of Rock N´ Roll perform their third annual benefit concert.

The band will perform at Roundhouse Stadium behind Durand Middle School, 9550 E. Lansing Highway.

Co-chairmen of the concert, Bob Sager of Fort Myers, Florida, and Greg Martin, owner of Jim’s Pizza in Durand, say they are excited about this year’s reunion concert.

“This will be another fantastic concert that unites the community with incredible music performed by outstanding musicians. This year, we are raising money for two great community organizations,” Martin said.

Proceeds will be divided between Durand’s Union Railroad Station and the VFW’s Veteran’s Relief Project.

The concert will help fund the depot’s infrastructure and education needs. The VFW will use funds to and assist veterans in serious financial need.

Sager will serve as bandleader and lead singer.

“I already have numerous commitments from musicians who performed in our previous benefit concerts— as well as other former Durand area musicians anxious to help their hometown,” he said.

Martin explained that the previous concerts were coordinated by a handful of community volunteers. This year, a formal committee is in place to lighten the logistics load and engage the community.

He added, “Interested sponsors and people who want to volunteer are encouraged to email the organizing committee at durandveteransofrock@gmail.com.

Tickets will be available approximately June 12 at Durand area merchants and online (website to be announced on June 12).

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