Concert targets cancer cure

Published 10:46 am Friday, August 26, 2011

A number of performers will croon for a cure in Austin this weekend.

The second annual Delmar Ramaker Memorial Concert for the Cure will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles, featuring four bands and Bob Wooton, Johnny Cash’s former guitarist.

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“It’s a real good lineup, real good entertainers,” said Jeff Ramaker, who organized the concert with his wife, Georgia.

The Ramakers started the concert was started in honor of Jeff’s brother, Delmar, who died of colon cancer in 1998.

Along with Wooton, this year’s show will feature Six Mile Grove, Tom Wurth, Rhonda Towns, and Adam Wollenburg and his band.

“We’ve got a lot more artists performing,” Ramaker said. “We’re hoping it grows every year.”

Tickets are $20 at the door. They’re also available at the Austin Eagles, the Lyle Legion and by calling Ramaker at 507-208-6085. Ramaker said the music will be worth the cover charge. All proceeds go toward the Lyle Area Cancer Auction.

“We’re just hoping that a lot of people will come out and support what we’re trying to do with raising money for the concert,” he said.

The concert will be at the Austin Eagles rain or shine.