A benefit concert was held this past Wednesday for all fire victims of the February 22 fire at Butch’s Bar in Sturgeon Bay. Musician and organizer Chris Bishop says about 500 people attended to benefit that featured almost twenty musical acts and raised over $5700. He says the United Way helped collect donations throughout the evening, capping a hugely successful benefit. Nervous that people might not show up for the benefit concert, Bishop was amazed at the incredible turnout and generosity.
A guitar with all the performing musicians' autographs and Butch's Bar owner Clarence Cumber's signature will now be auctioned off, with those proceeds also going towards the fire victims. Bishop is optimistic that the music community will have a new venue available to them at the old Butch's Bar location in the future. You can listen to the full interview with Chris Bishop on the Podcast Page at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.