A concert will take place in North Carolina this November to benefit the victims of Hurricane Florence, and the folk/rock band The Avett Brothers are among the performers headlining the show.
Hurricane Florence, a category one storm, struck through the south-east part of the U.S. last month, effecting parts of North and South Carolina. The storm brought heavy winds and flooding, and it even ranked sixth among the costliest hurricanes in the country since 1992. A total of 51 people died with 39 of the fatalities occurring in North Carolina.
The concert is set to take place on November 13 at East Caorlina University’s Minges Coliseum in Greenville. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the people and organizations working with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
Performers include headliners The Avett Brothers as well as opening bands Future Islands and Valient Thorr. All three groups have strong ties with North Carolina; Scott Avett is an ECU alumnus.
“We are honored by the opportunity to contribute to our friends and neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence,” Seth of The Avett Brothers said in a statement. “We hope this performance not only provides some financial relief for victims of the storm but also is an occasion to celebrate the resilience of the people of North Carolina. We can’t wait to return to the eastern part of the state!”
Seth and brother/bandmate Scott performed the song Scott wrote called “Willie Got There First” with the western swing group Asleep at the Wheel. The Avett Brothers, best-known for 2009’s “I And Love And You,” last released 2016’s True Sadness.