ELMHURST – Elmhurst rock band Flood Waters, named after Elmhurst's floods, has taken on a flood of a more massive scale – the floods wreaked by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Flood Waters, a 10-member band comprised of all Elmhurst residents, will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Club, Shot and Beer, at 113 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, to raise money for the efforts of the Red Cross in Texas and Florida, said Amy Manning, one of two lead singers for the band.
She said the band formed about three years ago, and they play almost every one of their gigs for charity fundraising, which has included funding for research on diseases.
"It's an added bonus that we also try to do something good out of it," she said. "… We love, love, love playing together … but adding the charitable part just elevates the level of joy we get out of playing with the band."
Manning said that since the band's name is Flood Waters, it would be fitting to benefit the hurricane victims. Manning also owns a house in Marco Island, Fla., which was devastated by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10.
Manning said the rock cover band plays everything from classic rock to some current songs.
The event will be held in the beer garden area unless it rains, in which case it will be held inside, Manning said. Tickets are a $10 donation at the door as part of the fundraiser for the Red Cross and a percentage of the sales in the beer garden will go to the Red Cross as well, guitar player Joe Spedale said.
"We're hoping for a really lovely September evening," Manning said.