The weekend of the digital concert events goals to boost funds to save lots of moon canine in Blawnox – CBS Pittsburgh

BLAWNOX, PA (KDKA) – A weekend of virtual concerts raises money to save a blues club in Blawnox. But more importantly, it pays back a man who raised millions for charity.

Ron Esser is in danger of losing his beloved Moondog’s club, which closed during the pandemic. More than 70 acts are performing virtually this weekend to raise money for a man who gave a lot to the food bank and the Autism Society.

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There are 20 national acts and many regional artists, including Joe Grushecky and the Granati Brothers.

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“You know what a giving man he is,” said blues guitarist and one of the organizers, Cheryl Rinovato. “The work he’s done for the past 25 years with band Together Pittsburgh, the Autism Society, and the Blues Festival. He raised nearly $ 3 million for the grocery bank. We have to do something. “

You can watch or donate the save Moondog concert on the Save Moondog’s Facebook page.

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They hope to raise $ 30,000. But before the first note was played, they had already raised half that amount.

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