Bryan Beller recently updated us on the next WesFest Benefit Concert, now in its fifth year. The concert is in honor of Wes Wehmiller, a Berklee grad and good friend of Beller who passed away in 2005 from thyroid cancer. Each year, the concert raises funds for a scholarship endowed in Wehmiller’s name at Berklee.
The scholarship winner from the previous year performs at the benefit concert, along with a list of notable bassists and friends of Wehmiller. So far, WesFests have raised $50,000 for the scholarship fund.
This year’s goal is to raise $20,000, and they’ve put together an incredible line up to help deliver on that goal. Tal Wilkenfeld is headlining the show, and there will be performances by John Montagna, Joe Brooks, Danny Mo & the Exciters (featuring 2009 Wehmiller Scholarship Winner Justin Schornstein), and The WesFest All-Stars (featuring Mike Keneally, I, Claudius, Beller, Tamara Silvera, Kira Small, and Ali Handal).
WesFest 5: A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College of Music
Sunday, February 28, 2010
The Roxy Theatre
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Doors open at 7:00 PM
All ages welcome.
$35 per pair of tickets in advance (advance tickets are available through February 25, 2010)*
$20 for single tickets in advance
$30 for single tickets at the door.
* All advance tickets will be held for pickup at the box office. Paper tickets will not be mailed.
For more information and to order tickets, visit the Wes Wehmiller web site.