ALFA benefit at Legends April 9

Article Published: Apr. 7, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
ALFA benefit at Legends April 9

Jazz fusion rockers Bafoodus join a host of other bands for a April 9 fundraiser at Legends to benefit ALFA.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero

The Appalachian State University Sociology Club and APPS are co-sponsoring a benefit concert for ALFA (Advancing Life. Fighting AIDS) on April 9 at Legends.

ALFA was organized in 1987 as a grassroots effort to provide support services to those affected by HIV/AIDS in the area.

In 1989, with the help of a United Way Venture Grant, ALFA was established as a not-for-profit AIDS Service Organization. ALFA has remained a United Way-funded agency and currently has a staff of nine full-time employees that provide case management to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS, prevention education and free HIV testing and counseling in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln, Wilkes and Watauga counties.

In Boone, ALFA provides services at the health department once per month, every second Wednesday. For information on times, people should contact the ALFA office.

Four area bands have generously donated their time and talents to raise money for the organization. Ear Candy will kick-off the event with their sweet and sultry a cappella renditions of popular music, followed by the soulful stylings of Alexis Worthington.

Corporate Fandango, recent winner of the Battle of the Bands, will showcase their interesting blend of third-wave ska, progressive rock, and intense afro/celtic grindcore.

Bafoodus will close the show with their eclectic mix of creepy funk, straight-up rock and aggressive jazz/pop fusion.

All proceeds from the concert will go to ALFA, which will have a contact table at the concert. Doors open at 8 p.m., tickets are $5 at the door, and the BYOB event is open to anyone 18 years and older.

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