Tucsonans turn out for Mexico earthquake benefit concert - Tucson News Now

Tucsonans turn out for Mexico earthquake benefit concert

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

As Mexico continues to pick up the pieces more than two weeks after a deadly earthquake, Tucsonans came together to raise money for the victims.

The “Tucson for Mexico Earthquake Benefit Concert” took place on Thursday night, Oct. 5, at 191 E. Toole Avenue downtown. Four local musicians and bands took the stage including, Oscar Fuentes, Diluvio AZ, Santa Pachita and Mono sound.

The earthquake on Sept. 19 left more than 350 dead and leveled buildings and roads in the capital city and surrounding areas. All of the ticket sales and proceeds from the concert will go to three charity groups supporting the relief efforts. Tucson News Now talked to one of the organizers with personal ties to Mexico City.

“I think that given the devastation that happened in Mexico City, some of those places I’ve been to – I know these places. They’re in ruins. 44 buildings fell, so we just want to do what we can and show unity and solidarity,” organizer, Jared Clark, said.

For more information about the charity groups click here: https://tucsonformexico.wixsite.com/mysite

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