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‘Blues’ fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels

The power of music will once again be used to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels.

On Saturday, October 8, Greenville Street Park will host the ‘Coweta Blues Benefit’, featuring a number of local musicians including organizer Kris Youmans.

“I love using music to support local organizations,” Youmans said. “Everyone is so happy to help. I love how people in the community network and work together.

It all started with Meals on Wheels of Coweta providing home-delivered meals, handyman services, pet care assistance and general companionship to the elderly and housebound.

Youmans said she likes to raise awareness for charities that don’t get much attention, and Meals on Wheels in Coweta is one of them.

In response, Youmans created an annual local concert that brings together a variety of local talent, all willing and able to play a specific genre of music: the blues.

Several groups contribute to the show each year and fundraising has become popular among locals and visitors.

Blues Plate Special will take place at Greenville Street Park and begin at 4 p.m. The show will include performances from the Kris Youmans Band, Frankie’s Blues Mission, Leonard Washington, John Hensley Band and Mary Claire Martin.

Headlining the event is Eric Culberson, Youmans younger brother and frontman of one of the Southeast’s top blues bands.

“With local musician Doug Kees and Eric headlining the evening, it’s going to be a fabulous show,” said Youmans. “I’m excited about this show, it’s all really come together for the evening and I know it’s going to be wonderful.”

Youmans said the event would not be possible without the help of More Music Foundation for Kids, PGRS Roofing, Bigham Masonic Lodge #53, Lubin An Law LLC and Serenity Healing Arts.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at