Benefit concert raises thousands for flood victims

10:54 PM, Oct 27, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The Colorado music community came together Sunday evening for a benefit concert.

Dave Matthews was the headliner for Colorado Rising, A Benefit for Flood Relief. It was held at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield. Big Head Todd and The Monsters and members of The Lumineers also hit the stage.

Members of The Fray also performed. Drummer Ben Wysocki, says they felt compelled to give back because Colorado is their home.

"We are proud to be Coloradans," Wysocki said. "You know living here and having so much family up north in Boulder and all that, this was something that was a reality you know not for any of our homes or our situations but friends and family you know this was like, this was our neighborhood."

Chuck Morris, the President and CEO of AEG Live Rocky Mountains says they had no trouble finding musicians to fill the show.

"This is just such an easy community to get artists to do good things, I'm just totally not surprised anymore," Morris said. "We've always had local artists and local superstar artists always wanting to give back."

Colorado Rising tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale. All proceeds benefit the You can still go there now and donate to relief efforts.

Organizers say more than $500,000 was raised for flood victims.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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