Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist Tab Benoit will present the Summer Kickoff Concert for the Murphy Arts District in El Dorado.
The event will take place on June 26th at the First Financial Music Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
There are no entry costs for all first aiders and health care workers who present ID at the entrance.
Tickets for the general public are $ 5.
“The past year has been exhausting and challenging for first responders and health workers in our community. We wanted to give them a night to relax and listen to amazing music to say thank you, ”said Don Miller, Murphy USA Community Relations Ambassador.
Tab Benoit has built a career of more than 30 years based on his gritty and soulful Delta Swamp Blues. Benoit has won an ardent legion of fans and received 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and inductance into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
He has worked with Junior Wells, George Porter Jr., Dr. John, Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver recorded and / or played, to name a few.
His achievements as a musician are complemented by his dedication to the environmental health of his Louisiana wetlands. Benoit is the founder and driving force behind Voices of the Wetlands, an organization that works to preserve the coastal waters of his home state. In 2010 he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax film “Hurricane on the Bayou,” a documentary about the effects of Hurricane Katrina and a call to protect and restore the wetlands.
“We’re really looking forward to a night of first-class blues music at MAD. We’d like to thank Murphy USA for their partnership and for the idea of celebrating our first responders and healthcare workers. They are always thinking about ways to give back to the community and we are honored to be a part of it, ”said Pam Griffin, CEO and President of the Murphy Arts District.
Tickets for the event will be sold to MAD members on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.
Tickets can be ordered at the box office at 870-444-3007. Tickets can also be purchased Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the box office at 101 East Locust Street.
The seat for the event is general admission in socially distant pods. All CDC public health recommendations are followed.