Concert unites diverse styles for common cause

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"Live for Life" is set for April 4 in Hillsville, with acts ranging from Christian bands to heavy metal

HILLSVILLE — Local non-profit organization “Live for Life” is hosting a day-long music festival for child abuse awareness and suicide prevention called “Live for Life - Don’t Hasten Death” on April 4 at the Grover King VFW Post in Hillsville.


The goal of the festival, according to director Edward “Conway” Tobler, is to raise money to donate to Rooftop of Virginia for child abuse awareness, and to Crisislink (The National Suicide Hotline) for suicide prevention.
Geared towards an audience of all ages, the performances throughout the day will begin with two Christian bands, followed by a schedule of local rock bands, “and the music only gets harder as the night goes on,” Tobler said.
Performances will include the Praise and Worship Band at 3 p.m., All Came as One at 4 p.m., Fletcher’s New Toy at 5 p.m., Andrew Marshall and the Silver City Band and 6:30 p.m., Perfection in Decay at 7:30 p.m., Draugir at 8:30 p.m., Psychotropic Remedy at 9:30 p.m. and C.O.D. at 10:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are $15, and tickets at the door are $20. Children age 10 and under will be admitted for free.
Tickets are available at the Grover VFW Post and Mile High Burger in Hillsville and performing bands have tickets for sale, as well.
The organization will provide literature about child abuse awareness and suicide prevention, as well as T-shirts and jewelry for sale to raise more money for the cause. Concessions and an oxygen bar will also be available.
All profits will be donated to Rooftop and Crisislink.