One of the best ways to heal is through music.
And the Country Thunder music festival hopes not only will they be able to help the Humboldt community heal, but help raise some money too.
Country Thunder announced Thursday afternoon that they will be hosting a benefit concert for the Humboldt Broncos on April 27 at Sasktel Centre.
Vice President Ted Gross was not ready to reveal any of the acts who will be participating but said it was not difficult to get country stars to sign on.
“It takes about one phone call,” Gross said. “I don’t think it’s going to be tough for these artists to jump behind this cause because at the end of the day they’re human too and some of these are Canadian artists and hockey is in their blood.”
Gross and many members of the Country Thunder team were in Arizona for one of the company’s other festivals when they got news of the crash. He said many of the artists and people involved with the festival were asking them for details and asking how they could help. It was from those inquiries that the idea for a benefit concert was born.
That and the fact that the CEO of Country Thunder Troy Vollhoffer played in the WHL and is from Saskatchewan.
“So he’s travelled on those buses, he played in the 80s, so this is very close to him. Hockey and country music is a major part of his life and he wanted to do something,” Gross explained.
More information including who is playing in the concert and the ticket prices are expected to be announced early next week.
All proceeds will be going to the Humboldt Broncos players and staff who were injured or lost their lives in the crash on April 6 and to support their families, billet families and community.