Benefit concert on July 9th at the Collinsville Theater

A benefit concert for Angel O’Malley-Lipham is scheduled for July 9th at the Miner’s Theater in Collinsville.

O’Malley-Lipham is service director at the Collinsville Food Pantry. In the spring of 2021, she was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer that had spread to her liver and lymph nodes. She has undergone multiple rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and immunotherapy that have shown promising results, including shrinking her esophageal tumor.

All proceeds from the show will help pay for the ever-rising medical bills.

“I’m so grateful for the amazing support structure I’ve had throughout this whole experience,” she said. “Less time worrying means more time to focus on my health and my family, who are my life and soul.”

The 7 p.m. concert at the theater at 204 W. Main St. in Collinsville will feature Strange Buffalo, 10-String Dream and Dale Papp. Sponsored by Old Herald Brewery & Distillery, the event will include a 50-50 drawing and a prize draw for a Blackstone grill donated by Collinsville BBQ Supply. Old Herald soft drinks and craft drinks will also be available.

“Through her job at the Food Pantry, Angel has helped countless people who have been struggling through hard times,” said Steve Hoelscher, bassist for Strange Buffalo. “When we heard she needed help with medical bills, we immediately decided to do something.” This will be a fun evening where the community comes together for great music and a great cause.”

The concert will feature a set from each of the three acts, followed by an “all-star jam” featuring members from all three.

Strange Buffalo describes themselves as “four friends having a great time making music by a variety of artists”. Since 2014 they have been providing entertainment, both acoustic and electric.

10-String Dream features six string Taylor acoustic guitar and four string Dean acoustic bass mixed with two powerful voices, Jason Hillery and Marty Richter, who have been performing in bars and festivals for the past 15 years. The acoustic duo focuses on energetic unplugged covers of classic, contemporary and alternative rock, greasy blues and a pinch of honky tonk country.

Dale Papp is a Nashville, Illinois, singer-songwriter working his way up the music ladder. He writes versatile music with room for every fantasy.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the box office. Advance tickets are available now through the Miner’s Theater Facebook page. Doors open at 6pm

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