Benefit concert rescheduled after rainy day

Justin Crann
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The bands involved in Rock the Amp II wanted to raise money for the Moose Jaw Humane Society with a concert at the Crescent Park amphitheatre.

Mother Nature had other plans when it rained them out on Saturday.

"We were a little disappointed, but it has to be about safety first," said Todd Itcush, one of the event's organizers and a member of The Futon Party, a band scheduled to play. "The amphitheatre is a beautiful venue, but when you're dealing with electrical equipment in the rain — electricity and water don't mix."

As a result, organizers have had to set a rainy day date — July 13 — provided the bands are still good to go.

"Most of the bands have got back to me. They all want to do it, they just have to confirm with all of their members that their schedules work," said Itcush.

The concert, a sequel to the first Rock the Amp, was free provided guests brought a pet food or pet toy donation for the MJHS.

The beneficiary was an easy pick, Itcush said.

"We're all pet lovers. … Pretty much every band (involved) has a few members who adopted pets from the humane society either in Moose Jaw or Regina," he explained. "We think it's a charity that doesn't get as much attention as it should."

As of press time, five of the bands scheduled to play the original show — The Futon Party, Johnny 2 Fingers, Kinder Scout, the Moonsaults and Magnetic — have confirmed for the new date. For more information, look the show up on Facebook.

Organizations: The Futon Party

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Regina, Kinder Scout

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