THE GENEROSITY of the Wimmera will be music to the ears of bushfire affected communities as three bands play a fundraiser gig on Friday at the Exchange Hotel Horsham.
All the Kings Men, White Trash Candy and Johnny Thunder and The Lightnings have all donated their time to headline the live music event, while the Exchange Hotel will donate all profits from the bar.
Event organiser Nick Campesato said that the music community was looking forward to coming together for the night.
"When I spoke to the guys about putting on a gig together, they all jumped at the chance," he said. "We're all musicians and all mates so its exciting to put on such a great show and raise some money, I hope lots of people come along and have some fun and contribute."
Exchange Hotel owner Nick Murray said the event showed how regional communities support each other.
"Hotels are the lifeblood of many small communities and when Nick (Campesato) approached me with the idea, I was honoured to be part of it and do our bit," he said.
"We've seen many small pubs in fire ravaged Victoria keep their doors open to feed communities and emergency workers, house those who needed sanctuary and provide some relief so its nice to be able to help by raising some much needed funds while enjoying the great local talent."
White Trash Candy band member Mark Block said he would be starting the night off with an acoustic set from 6pm, before the event turned into "one massive party".
"We just want to get all our friends and family here to send good vibes and funds to those affected by bushfires," he said.
Mr Block said White Trash Candy would be playing plenty of rock and roll and that some of the other bands would be playing a few songs that were linked to the bushfires.
Fire Fight fundraiser is at the Exchange Hotel Horsham from 6pm Friday.
Other events for your diary
Bushfire benefit at the Gift Hotel in Stawell with live music by Russ Kellet from 5.30pm. Donations welcome, raffles and auction at the event plus $10 from each parmigiana goes to the appeal.
Chris Meek plays Seppelt Wines in Great Western from noon. Free.
Group exercise class fundraiser for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners at Anzac Park in Warracknabeal from 2pm until 3pm. $10 class, all proceeds donated.
The Porch Sessions comes to Dunkeld for live music and family entertainment at Mt Sturgeon Homestead from 6pm. Tickets $39, under 13 free.
VCE Focus on Folio & Artistic Practice workshop at Horsham Regional Art Gallery from 10am. Tickets $30 per student.
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