Sugarland – Plans Concert to Benefit Stage Collapse Victims
Word out of Indianapolis is that Sugarland will be performing a free concert on Friday, October 28th. While the concert is going to be free to the public, donations will be encrouraged to help defray expenses for those tragically killed or injured when the stage collapsed just before their Indiana State Fair concert some 11 weeks ago.
Although the line up of additional performers has not been finalized, the site of the concert has been determined. The band will designate their final performance of the season as the opportunity to raise money. Conseco Fieldhouse will host the event.
As we reported earlier, the band was set to take the stage at the Indiana State Fair Grounds on August 13, when a strong gust of wind blew over the stage rigging. Tragically, five fanse, a security guard and a stagehand died from their injuries. Ina addition, more than 40 were injured, some of them seriously.
The band made it a point in releasing the information to announce that the concert will be free, but donations will be taken.
The band has been named in suits arising from the accident. In fact, Indiana has received 21 notices of potential lawsuits to date. Publicists for the band announce shortly after the tragedy that there would be some type of benefit planned.