Guitars for Vets

The Hub on Canal hosts Fundraiser for local guitars for vets chapter from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Shown is band Kitty Hawk. Local musicians Marcia Buckingham, Charlie Poplees, and Guy Perry.

The Hub on Canal will present a fundraiser from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, featuring local music and restaurants at 132 Canal St. in New Smyrna Beach.

All proceeds from ticket sales go to the local chapter of Guitars for Vets, a part of The Hub on Canal’s community outreach program. Tickets are available the day of the event at $20 each. Ticket holders will be entitled to free music and food throughout.

Started by local Hub supporter and HubCats bandleader David Maib, the local chapter of Guitars for Vets supports disabled veterans and wounded warriors from the Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach area.

Through its Veterans in Art program, The Hub on Canal offers free music lessons and guitars, and a forum for learning to play. Lessons are designed to help students learn at their own pace. The Hub also provides monthly group sessions supporting veterans through a communal atmosphere where they can talk and continue to play music with peers who have shared similar experiences.

Veterans who regularly attend the group sessions build confidence to further pursue creative self- expression and engagement within their communities.

The following bands will perform:

•Adam Floyd (multiple instruments/vocals) and Farley Palmer (harmonica)

•Blisters: Joe Muni (bass), Louis Muni (guitar/vocals) and Billy Ward (drums)

•Kittyhawk: Marcia Buckingham, Charlie Poplees, and Guy Perry

•Maygen Navarro Band: Maygen Navarro (bass/vocals), Andrew Henry (drums), Neil Bonderant (keyboard), and Dalil Otmane (guitar)

•Pirates: Gary Buckels (guitar/vocals), Wayne Bishop (bass) and John Rogers (drums)

•RhythmWorks: Guy Perry (guitar/vocals), Rodney Lints (harmonica) and Jeff Larson (bass)

Local restaurants donating food include Clancy’s Cantina, DaKine Poke Bowls, Sea Shack and That’s Amore.

Anyone interested in making a donation to The Hub's Veterans in Art program, call (386) 957-3924.

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