Pictured: Rising country musician Jerrod Niemann will perform a benefit concert in Stamford this weekend.
On the day Jerrod Niemann spoke to Hearst Connecticut newspapers about his upcoming concert at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, the winds were already whipping as Hurricane Sandy threatened to make landfall in the state.
As focused as he was on talking about his music, he also shared his concern for area residents.
“Connecticut is a great state,” said Niemann, a Nashville resident who has previously appeared at Mohegan Sun, Hartford’s Comcast theater and, most recently, Hebron Harvest Fair.
The rising country star felt so strongly about the impact of the storm on state residents that he is turning his concert in Stamford into a benefit performance for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
In addition, Niemann is requesting that concert-goers bring non-perishable food items (canned foods, powdered milk and peanut butter) as well as toiletry items, which will then be donated to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
“We are very proud to be teaming up with Jerrod Niemann to help those impacted the most by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy,” Elissa O. Getto, the executive Director of Stamford Center for the Arts, said in a statement.
“I’m honored to be working with the Stamford Center of the Arts to make this happen, and I hope by teaming together with the local community we can make a difference for those in need,” Niemann added. “Not only is the show for a good cause, my band and I will make it a hell of a good time, too!”