'Rainstock' concert to benefit flood victims this Saturday

'Rainstock' planned for Saturday, Jan. 12
by: , Several musical groups will take the stage in St. Helens Saturday to raise money for Columbia County's flood relief effort.

First there was Woodstock, the largest rock festival ever conceived, which drew 400,000 screaming rock 'n' roll fans to upstate New York in 1969.

Then there was 'We Are the World' concert for starving children in Africa and Farm Aid, the music festival to raise awareness about the plight of America's family farms.

In the tradition of those events now comes 'Rainstock,' a homegrown musical event featuring musicians from around Columbia County who will take to the stage Saturday night to help the flood relief effort.

Rainstock is the brainchild of Scappoose musicians Daniel Mayes and Jordan Freimuth, who have organized a lineup of several area bands to help flood victims by performing at a benefit concert devoted to local flood relief. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Helens Olde School.

Participants will include the Concrete Cowboys, Tibet, Busta Bones, Joe Anderson, Matt Zeltzer, the Questionsons and Don't Talk, Watch!, representing a variety of styles, including power rock, country rock, Christain rap, and acoustic folk.

Admission is $10, with all proceeds going to Columbia County flood relief. For more information contact Daniel Mays at 503-543-8167 or 503-396-7850.

(Correction: an earlier version of the story, and the one published in the print version of the Spotlight, incorrectly listed the event for this Friday night. The event is planned for Saturday night. The Spotlight regrets any confusion releated to this error.)