Every once in a while, a benefit concert comes through that isn’t for a UGA program. Such is the case for the Pepperland Cabin Jam, organized by our much beloved K.O. The music camp, based in North Carolina, may not be familiar to many of us here in Athens but I think you’ll agree that it’s a familiar and worthy cause.
The camp is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting kids aged 8 to 16 exposed to music and nature. Their mission? “to preserve and protect the natural state of the land for the kids to have for eternity by creating conservation easement with a local land trust and to provide a safe and positive growth experience for all children, especially those who are physically or emotionally challenged.”
The benefit on Saturday goes toward helping the program rebuild a cabin that burned down last year. In addition to a stellar lineup of musicians, there will be a silent auction featuring some signed artifacts from Athens music including pieces from R.E.M. and Widespread Panic.
Saturday morning, head to Bishop Park to see some of the Pepperland kids perform as well as Caroline Aiken and Carly Gibson. That night, the benefit at Last Call will feature a massive amount of artists from Miss Aiken and Carly to locals Carla LeFever and the Rays. Glenn Phillips, the High Strung String Band, Diane Durrett, Green Bracelet, the Squirrelheads, and Copious Jones will be sharing the stage, rocking out and generally having a great time.
So head on out to LAST CALL and get your music on while knowing that you’re helping kids. I cannot stress how great these camps are. At least drop by for a bit. Warm fuzzies all around, people.
For more information on Pepperland Music Camp, click here.