Pirner headlines Downtown benefit

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September 20, 2004 // UPDATED 4:07 pm - April 25, 2007
By: sue rich
sue rich

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner will headline a benefit concert at Gluek's Bar, 16 N. 6th St., for Trimbelle Futures for Children (TFFC), which provides arts education to students with severe emotional disabilities.

TFFC is a nonprofit based in Minneapolis and works with kids with schizophrenia, ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders and chronic depression, among other disorders.

"Arts experiences brighten and heal the lives of children who, through no fault of their own, cannot access those experiences," said TFFC President Dan Przbylski in a written release. "They reveal to a suicidal 10-year-old that she has a talent to paint, to an angst-ridden 15-year-old boy that he can calm himself by playing an instrument and to an abuse victim that he can dance."

The show will also feature country-folkers Kraig Johnson and the Program, local star turntablist Dosh and upstarts Mosquito Ranch.

Plans are in the works for this to be the first in a new "Tuesday Night

Benefits" series at Gluek's, in which event proceeds go directly to charitable organizations.

The benefit kicks off after 8 p.m. Gluek's sells the $20 tickets, and staff recommends people buy them Monday, Sept. 20. For more information, call Gluek's at 338-6621 or go to futures4children.org. (Also, Gluek's will validate parking for those purchasing at least $20 in food and drink. Check Glueks.com for participating lots.)